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The Golden Rule

In the two great commandments (Twenty First Sunday after Pentecost. Matthew 22:34-46) we have the central tenant of the gospel, of the kingdom – the core of what God is, and always has been, about: love. God’s love is the impulse of creation, the momentum of salvation history, the purpose of Christ’s life, teachings, death and new life. Love is our origins, our purpose, our calling and our hope.

Thousands, probably millions, of words have been spoken in churches, mosques, temples, synagogues, meeting rooms, caves – about love. And yet, look around, we are unchanged it would seem by words about love. It is love itself that is needed. Love made real in all the ordinary aspects of life.