The master teacher of the Christian tradition was once asked to describe the greatest commandment.
His response still reverberates today as it invites us all into a deep relationship with love. He tells us to, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There are no commandments greater than these.”
He echoes the sentiment that all of the great traditions teach which is to put love first.
This teacher tells us to first love the cause of all Life itself, realizing that the most powerful way we can love the very creator of life itself is by living a life we love.
He then tells us to love one another as ourselves. He used the word “as” denoting that there is no separation. As you treat another, you treat yourself. As you treat yourself, you offer to another. We cannot truly give anyone more that what we give ourselves. As you love God, you love yourself and your neighbor. It is all one and the same.
During this month of love, ask yourself what it means to truly put love first as you interact with yourself and the people around you. As you continue to build the life that you love, what does it mean to put love first in your day to day interactions with your family, co-workers, the person serving you your meal in a restaurant and with you? Make it your business to put love first in everything you do.
Then, during those times of challenge and strife, learn to ask the question, “What would love do here?” As you hear the voice and follow its directions, watch your relationships and your life unfold in remarkable, magical ways.
Share how you put love first here in the comment section below and on my Facebook page.
Here’s to living your dream,
P.S. Know someone else who could benefit from this message? By all means, share it with them so they can learn to put love first.