‘Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.’ it is God’s greatest commandment to mankind (Deuteronomy 6: 5)
How can I love what I don’t see or how can I love someone I don’t feel and can’t experience? Why run after archaic chimeras, in a society so developed that it can satisfy all my cravings and desires ?!
This is the cold and impersonal echo of the selfish mentality that has parasitized the world … Mankind has become accustomed to a sinful life and has ‘atheized’ its mind and soul!
Believing ourselves strong in ourselves, we turned away from God and rejected the mentality He wanted to imprint on each of us — a mistake that made us prisoners in a world of illusory happiness.
In the course of history, enslaved by the passions of the heart, we learned the ‘art’ of self-dependence, thus leaving the love and dedication to our Creator.
But looking back at the ancient commandment, I rediscover the value of man’s dependence on God, of the ‘practical love and faith’ that is shown daily in our deeds.
Acts directed to all around us, as the apostle Paul exhorted us that the ‘fruit of light’ lies in all goodness, in righteousness, and in the truth with which we ‘clothe’ our daily lives.
Pastor Florin Antonie