“When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him.
‘Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?’
He said to him, ‘“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: 34-40
Leviticus 19:18 – love your neighbor as yourself
Deuteronomy 6:5 – love God with all your heart
Deuteronomy 10: 19 – love the stranger
Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8 – time for everything including love
Micah 6:8 – love justice
Matthew 5: 43-48 – Jesus reminds us to love our enemies
John 15: 9-17 – “As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you…”
1 Corinthians 13 – the love chapter
What surprised you about how and where love is mentioned in the Bible?
Where do you find love this Advent season?
How will you share love this Advent season?