From Christmas lists to New Year’s resolutions, we have numbered our hopes of making others and ourselves happy. But, there is but one resolve for the Christian, the Great commandment. Matthew records, “When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, 35 and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. 36 ‘Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?’ 37 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.’ 38 This is the greatest and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets” (Matthew 22.34-40). We can hang our lists on this too.
Happy New Year! Thanks for your support of the work and witness of the race-less gospel of Jesus Christ as we continue to make this one resolution our reality.