This is all it is. Love God with everything in you. And love others with the same way you love yourself. We are pretty good at loving ourselves, but our track record, as humans, is not so great at loving others. I am not better if we are not better. I am not complete, if we are not complete. I am not good if we are not good.
Today I am overwhelmed. I am overwhelmed as I reflect on the ministry of Martin Luther King Jr. As a pastor, he has set the bar high. Martin Luther King Jr. was bold. He never expected the world to be better Christians, instead, he expected Christians to make a better world.
It is because of our faith that we seek justice and wholeness in this world. We are called from our authentic faith and understanding of God to boldly work for better for everyone. I am overwhelmed by this day. The calling is real. The work is hard. It cost MLK Jr. his life. It will demand of us, ours.
Love God and love others. This is it.