November 18, 2020

The Greatest Commandment

Last week was the monthly meeting I host called, The 3 C’s: Charity, Connections, Civility. In my opinion, it was the best one so far. We had a great conversation that resulted in some pretty interesting take-aways.

The 4 main take-aways were:

  • Recognize and acknowledge when people do something right
  • Listen more
  • Help me understand
  • I have to listen

Part of the discussion talked about learning how to ask good questions to understand better. Elmo suggested asking the question, “can you help me understand”. Which we all agreed could be very helpful.

I am pretty sure it was unanimous that we all could do a better job of listening.

SAM shared a tip of being aware of when someone does something “right” and acknowledging it. Especially when it is someone that you typically don’t agree with that way; they see you doing your part to focus on what you agree on rather than what you don’t.

This week I want to encourage you to look for ways to be civil specifically to people you don’t agree with. The election is still “pending”. Trump has ongoing legal threats/challenges. There is still a lot of unrest because of all of this and more. How can you be part of the solution and be civil to people that you don't agree with?

On top of the election chaos and Covid-19 still going strong there are rumors of a civil war, which is a little bit funny, like an oxymoron - nothing civil about a war. Military intelligence - jumbo shrimp - civil war….you get the idea.

It is my prayer that we, as Christians, can be part of the solution and do our part to live out the great commandment: Love God and love others as ourselves. If we could do that just a little bit better, the world really could be a different place.

Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.

Matthew 22:37-40

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