This blog is supposed to be, as much as I can, my daily journey through life as a Christian. I hope it to be my thoughts and feelings on life but be as grounded in the Christian message as it can. My intention is not to create a daily readings or bible study guide but to look at my life in terms of a Christian trying to find and follow God's mission using his Life User's Manuel AKA the Bible.

Matthew 10 19-20

And don't you worry about what you'll say or how you'll say it. The right words will be there; the Spirit of your Father will supply the words. - Matthew 10 19-20

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Love the Lord your God

Luke 10:25-37
    Just then a religion scholar stood up with a question to test Jesus. "Teacher, what do I need to do to get eternal life?"
    He answered, "What's written in God's Law? How do you interpret it?"
    He said, "That you love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and muscle and intelligence-and that you love your neighbor as well as you do yourself."
    "Good answer!" said Jesus. "Do it and you'll live."
    Looking for a loophole, he asked, "And just how would you define 'neighbor'?"
    Jesus answered by telling a story. "There was once a man traveling from Jerusalem to Jericho. On the way he was attacked by robbers. They took his clothes, beat him up, and went off leaving him half-dead. Luckily, a priest was on his way down the same road, but when he saw him he angled across to the other side. Then a Levite religious man showed up; he also avoided the injured man.
    "A Samaritan traveling the road came on him. When he saw the man's condition, his heart went out to him. He gave him first aid, disinfecting and bandaging his wounds. Then he lifted him onto his donkey, led him to an inn, and made him comfortable. In the morning he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, 'Take good care of him. If it costs any more, put it on my bill-I'll pay you on my way back.'
    "What do you think? Which of the three became a neighbor to the man attacked by robbers?"
    "The one who treated him kindly," the religion scholar responded.
    Jesus said, "Go and do the same."

I can almost hear one of my friends singing a particular song in my mind as I write this, and can guarantee they will sing it when they read this post. Hopefully they will comment with the lyrics as right now I can not remember them all.

This passage is one of those very powerful passages we find in the Bible. Mostly because it is a direct lesson from Jesus. Instead of looking to Church leaders or Paul's letters we are being instructed by the Lord Himself. It is a very simple message that we are being given here. Love God with everything you have, all the time. And to treat others in the same way you treat yourself and want to be treat. A very simple message but one that is often very difficult to put into practice. However if we try daily to follow these simple instructions we will be on the right path to becoming what Jesus wants us to be.


  1. Only 1 song???

    One day a pharasie
    went to Jesus Christ
    and he said
    "tell me whats the greatest comandments?" (repeat)

    This is what he said.....

    Love the lord your god
    with all your heart
    with all your soul
    with all your mind
    with all your strength (repeat)

    Love your neighbor as your self
    And do to others as you would have done to you (repeat)

    Song 2 (and a personal favourite of mine from Joy Web)

    A man went out to Jerhico one bright and sunny day
    And everybody knows the tale of what happened on the way
    The man who helped was a samaritan
    The victim was a Jew
    And the deed became a sacriment from Heavens points of view

    (do do do do dobedobedobedoo dobedo dobedo dooo)

    We can bang our drums and sing our songs on the way to Jerihico
    But it will all be empty air if on our way we go
    With a blind eye turned to our brothers need
    Insenstive removed
    La la la la la la la la lala la la la (sorry seem to be having a mental blank with this line)

    SOng 3

    When I needed a neighbor wer you there were you there
    When I needed a neighbor where you there

    And the creed and the colour and the name won't mater
    Were you there

    That's all for now!

  2. I knew it, song 1 was the one I was meaning.

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  4. the other words the the song the sacrement of the good samaritan, starting from halve way though the second verse

    With a bling eye turned to our brothers nees, Insensitive, removed
    The sacrament will turn to dust as many has proved

    (do do do do dobedobedobedoo dobedo dobedo dooo)

    We can so very busy be
    Theres just not time to see
    The men and wonen on lifes road
    Who need us desprately
    THe doctrine of the open mind the creed of loving care
    Combined to make the sacrament, And Heaven meets us there