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The Great Commandment


Written by Dallas Willard (1935-2013), an American philosopher, theologian, and author.  This is an excerpt from his book “The Divine Conspiracy Continued: Fulfilling God’s Kingdom on Earth.”

The Great Commandment … directs us to first love God with every aspect of our being and to love our neighbor as we love ourselves. Finding well-being or a flourishing existence in such a condition is much less difficult than in the secular proposal. Love is not an abstraction. Christians must be continually reminded to resist making love intangible or primarily theoretical. God’s kind of love must remain vital, concrete, positive, and practical. Agape [love] is devoted to seeking the good of the person loved. It can and must occupy and energize our lives.


Written by Debbie McDaniel, a contemporary Christian writer.

Lord thank you that your love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things, thank you that your love never fails. Help us to love as you love. Fill us with your Spirit so that we can choose what is best. We are weak Lord, but we know also, that even when we are weak, you are strong within us. Thank you that it’s not all up to us. Thank you that you equip us to face each day with the power of your love, your forgiveness, and your grace.

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