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How Jesus wanted to make the faith pretty simple:

Each Sunday in Lent, we begin our worship with a recitation of the Ten Commandments. It's good to recall these ancient pillars of the Judeo-Christian faith, these "ten freedoms" that God, in God's wisdom, knows humanity needs in order to live fully and well.
However, thanks to the wisdom of the authors of the Book of Common Prayer, we always end our recitation of the Ten Commandments by hearing the "Summary of the Law" from the Gospel of Mark, chapter 29 --
"Jesus said, 'The first commandment is this: Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is the only Lord. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.'"
Do yourself (and those around you) a favor and don't let those words become rote, or go in and out without soaking in...because...
...when God became a human being and wanted …