02 February 2012

It's Too Hard To Be A Christian

For awhile now I've had a hard time accepting what Jesus has been teaching me. I'm starting to finally discover the words to explain how I feel.

The Bible says this about the commandments:
“Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?”

Jesus replied, “‘You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.” (Mat 22:36-40)

He said all the commandments (things you gotta do) hang on this: Love God and love your neighbor. That's it. There's nothing else to do. Here's an example: Say I have a shirt hanging in my closet. If I remove the hanger from the shirt, what happens? The shirt falls on the floor. If love is not your hanger, then you fail at following any other command. No one can follow all the commands of the Bible flawlessly.