Song of Christly love

The words to a Beatles song that speaks of all the lonely people of the world came to my thought the other day. It got me thinking about the importance of brotherly love and Christ Jesus’ reply to a scribe who asked him, “Which is the first commandment of all?” (see Mark 12:28–34). Jesus answered by saying, “The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.”

Not long ago, I had the opportunity to get clearer views of the demands of brotherly, of Christly, love. 

I started my day with a long list of errands to do. At my first stop at a store, I ran into a friend, who always seemed to want to tell me of her difficulties, loneliness, and sadness in great detail. That particular day was no exception, and she appeared to be more troubled than usual, so I listened patiently. 

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