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The Greatest Commandment

October 23, 2005

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind–and your neighbor as yourself.” This is the way that Jesus summed up the law and the prophets. Finally, it is a matter of love, and the love of God and neighbor are tightly intertwined. I try to illustrate this principle by telling the life of Rose Hawthorne, a woman who loved God precisely by loving some of the most ostracized people of her time.