I really need this right now!
Originally posted on The River Walk:
“And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’ The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.” (Mark 12:30-31)
Relate: Some people are easy to like. They just exude charm. It might be because they are always smiling. Perhaps they’re a bit shy but always finding ways that they can help or serve others. Maybe they are the life of the party and have an uncanny knack for making everyone feel welcome and at ease. Some people just always know the right thing to say and are pouring out encouragement at every opportunity. Whatever it is, there are certain people in my life that it is very hard not to like. And then there are some others…
Some people just don’t know how to navigate the waters of social dynamics. They’re rude. They smell…
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For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
This reminder of the shortness of our time on earth is one of the Psalms of Moses, and possibly the first Psalm written.
via Bible Gateway.
17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.