Due to the nature of this other blog of mine (challenging myself to write for one hour on one random piece of Scripture) this post is a bit more rambling than my usual. In it, I reflect upon Luke 10:27 and see the 10 Commandments, not as merely rules, but as guideposts to help us be wholly ourselves: loving beings created by love.
And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.
So many times – too many times – people think that Christianity is all about rules. I’m a member of the Catholic Church (Roman Rite) so I hear the rules criticism all the time in the Media. Gratefully, I understand that Christianity is not about rules. Christianity is about love. Now, I don’t in any way mean that the Commandments should be thrown out – quite the contrary. The 10 Commandments given to Moses by God should be embraced – should be loved. The essence of what God is asking us to do is to be who God created us to be: persons of love. First and foremost we must embrace the truth…
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Although crippled by disease, I am fully alive in love. I write about the profound wonder and terrible beauty of life while living with physical disability and severe dependency. Unafraid to ask life's big questions, I was briefly an atheist and considered other religions before finding, in God's choice to intimately share our humanity, what it truly means to be fully human. A revert to the Catholic Faith, I blog weekly and have written a book called It's Good to Be Here.