"You are the light of the world.  In the same way, let your light shine before others,so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in Heaven."- Matthew 5:14,16

FROM PASTOR ART

The Heart of Rabbi Jesus’  Teachings

 February is the month associated with St. Valentine’s Day and the American habit of seeing heart symbols everywhere we look.  Yes, one of our Biblical affirmations is “God is love.”

 We Christians turn to Paul’s first letter to the church at Corinth, the 13th chapter, to revisit his affirmations about the depth and breadth of human love. 

 Jesus’ greatest commandment combines two of the 613 commandments in our Old Testament, to become

“You shall love the Lord your God, with all your heart, your mind, your soul, your strength, and you shall love your neighbor as yourself”

 January and February my texts for preaching are the beatitudes of Jesus.  These are like a preamble to his most detailed preaching, his sermon on the mount.  Follow along with me, as we explore the deep waters of these seemingly simple statements of God’s blessings, treasured by Christians worldwide as the Beatitudes.

One by one, Jesus quotes from Hebrew scripture, and calls our attention to how his life and his teaching turned-the-world-upside-down, from then until the present.

So when you see all the retail displays this month featuring the heart symbol, recall  that Jesus brings focus to all our superficial love-talk.  Jesus makes it clear that the faithful source of the love that will not let us go, that source is the Creator of the Universe, the one high God.

 

Grace, Peace, Love  --  Art Gatewood

                



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Rev. Art Gatewood,
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