AS IF LOVING GOD with our complete heart, soul, mind, and strength isn’t hard enough, there’s more. That neighbor—who doesn’t look like me, sound like me, pray like me; who doesn’t give me the time of day, and if we’re being totally honest, whom I really don’t like—I’m supposed to love him or her too.
It’s not enough just to say so; we have to do it.
Made to Move: Knowing and Loving God Through Our Bodies
From page 37 of Made to Move: Knowing and Loving God Through Our Bodies by Wendy LeBolt. Copyright © 2019 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. Learn more about or purchase this book.
Is there someone you find it difficult to love? Share your thoughts.
He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’
—Matthew 22: 37-39, NRSV
Prayer for the Week
Thank you, Magnificent God, for the body that you created uniquely for me.
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