Friday, April 10, 2009

Maundy Thursday thoughts, #3

"I give you a new commandment," says Jesus to his disciples. And it suddenly hit me that the commandment wasn't to love him, to believe him, to worship him. It didn't have anything to do with him. It was to love one another. You could do a lot worse in this life than to follow that commandment exclusively.

1 comment:

qoe said...

There you are. That is it. That's the practice, complete and concise. Hillel would have said, now go out and live it. Dogen would have said, now go and sit in meditation on that. Jesus merely said "do it." Much more direct and to the point.