Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. Romans 13:8-10
God’s law can be summed up in one word, love. If you love God and love your neighbor than you will fulfill the law. Unfortunately for us that is much easier said than done. We constantly let perceived hurts and our pride get in the way. It sometimes seems that is should be easy to love God but then we choose to sin rather than obey Him and I find that loving God is not as easy as it should be.
I am also embarrassed at how trivial things can make me not show love to others. Someone drives in a way I think they should not and I get mad. A friend cancels at the last minute and I get upset. Maybe I have a headache and I let that get in the way of showing my love for others. It seems like I can find more reasons not to show love than to show it.
Fortunately, God knew we would have a hard time with such a simple concept of loving others. His love for us is so great that it overcomes our failings. He gave us a way out, one that we would never be able to achieve on our own. One day two thousand years ago God took on flesh and lived among us. Jesus showed us the way back to Him and changed the world forever.
Have a blessed day,