Gifts of Love

This week’s eNewsletter feature
was written by Rev. Raymond Hylton,
FPCE senior pastor.


Chances are you have read Jesus's famous response to the religious leader's question, "Which is the greatest commandment?"

Jesus said, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.' This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets." (‭‭Matthew‬ ‭22:36-40‬ ‭NRSV‬‬‬‬)‬‬

Love God, and love others; that's fundamental to everything God requires of us. So Jesus calls his twin commands the greatest and first (love God), and the second is like it (love neighbor).

Pastor Ray, you may ask, is life with God and people in the world really that simple?