Sermon: The Unspoken Commandment

“The Unspoken Commandment”

(August 19, 2012) Pushed into a corner by what the Pharisees think is a clever question, Jesus names the most important commandments: to love God with all we have, and to love others as much as we love ourselves. Many of us recognize the important spiritual aspects of doing each, but hidden in those words is an invitation to something much more challenging, and no less holy– to love ourselves as deeply and tenderly as we are called to love others. (Matthew 22:34-46)