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Thursday, November 26, 2009

The Rule of Love

The Rule of Love

" The rule for all of us is perfectly simple. Do not waste time bothering whether you Love your neighbor: act as if you did. As soon as we do this we find one of the greatest secrets. when you are behaving as if you loved someone, you will presently come to love him. If you injure someone you dislike, you will find yourself disliking him more. If you do him a good turn, you will find yourself disliking him less."

C.S. Lewis (
Mere Christianity)

Jesus said in Mark 12:29-31 The first of all commandments is 'Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.' This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these."


Karen said...

Sweet picture...great reminders of the most important thing....

Denise said...

Is that so true or what.. I love to read CS Lewis............

sending rainy day hugs!

David C Brown said...

It's ages since I read that in C.S.Lewis but it is one of things that has stuck with me. It is interesting that God regards our emotions as subject to commandment.


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