To Love is Divine

"Our vision is often clouded by a veil of familiarity..."  These wise words of the poet Coleridge speak a truth for those of us who have been around the church for most of our existence.  We're simply not astounded by much anymore.  So, Jesus snaps of a one-liner: "If you love me, you will obey my commandments."  Not the 613 laws that had been developed by lovers of the law and written in the Torah.   Just the simple two commandments Jesus boils them all down to: Love God.  Love your neighbor.  God readily connects faith, to love, to action. And God takes our love for all three personally and seriously. God wants to know: Do you really love me?