The Greatest Commandments

Peace, one and all…


‘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’ (Matthew 22:37-39)


6 thoughts on “The Greatest Commandments

  1. Alhamdulillah! Truer words were never spoken or written. An old teacher of mine put it this way: God first, others second, myself third.

    On the Sufi path, I have come to understand, within the quality of service, that putting others first is actually putting God first, for He is in all His creation. After that is done, there is much less thought of self.

    Ya Haqq!

  2. Salams Irving bhai,

    Al hamdu lillah indeed. May God’s blessings be upon our Master Jesus (alaihi al-salam). Putting others first….yes, I can relate to this. May Allah help us al to become so giving.

  3. When Jesus spent his time on Earth, he would have lived by the greatest commandments, could these commandments be the greatest purpose of both God the Father and the Son?

    Jesus loves God the Father with all his heart, mind, soul and strength.
    Jesus loves each and every one of us as he loves himself.

    God the Father loves Jesus the Son with all his heart, mind, soul and strength.
    The Father loves each and every one of us as he loves himself.

    Before the creation of the universe began, could the greatest commandments possibly describe part of the trinity?

    Is it possible that God’s purpose is for each and every one of us to have this Trinitarian relationship with each other?

    Could the spirit be the power of God’s love; working through the perfection of the greatest commandments?
    1 Samuel 18-1
    Jonathan became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself.

  4. Hello, just passing thru. Could you tell me if the picture means the whole quote of matthew 22:37-39? I’d appreciate it.

  5. Peace Sherry,

    Welcome to my online home. The picture is an example of Islamic calligraphy in Arabic. It says ‘Ya Haqq’ or ‘O Truth/True One’ and is a name of God in the Islamic tradition. I chose the image because it seemed to fit.

    God bless…

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