Part 9: The Great Commandment

I am a sinner. But I am not alone.

God’s merciful love is the only reason I’m here. My purpose is to follow the Great Commandment and to share the message of His love with others. 

I look around me and see suffering from wounds that can be healed through the love of Christ. Perhaps my story will heal another sinner’s heart. Maybe yours. I want you to know that you are not alone. And that you are good enough to be called His. I want to raise my son in a way that allows him to know his purpose through Christ.

What have I learned through all this? I’ve learned that I don’t need to be shy about sharing my love for Christ or modeling His love through my actions. I’ve come to know that it’s not about being blameless, but about seeking forgiveness. It’s not about quoting scripture, but about learning what God’s word can do in my life. I’ve witnessed His grace and know His love is perfected in us.

Most importantly, I know that even though I’m not worthy to call myself a disciple of the Lord, I’m perfect in His eyes.

So how can I serve His kingdom? Above all else, I will love the Lord my God with all my heart, and with all my soul, and with all my mind, and with all my strength. And I will love my neighbor as myself. The Great Commandment.

And now only one thing remains: How can I be that loving neighbor today?