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Loving our loving God

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One of the deficiencies of our English language is that the word “love” is so flexible.We say that we love our parents, spouses and children and then in the next moment we go on to say we love our favorite foods, sports, television shows and other trivial stuff. Obviously we mean different things by these uses, but I’m afraid that because of the flexibility of the “love,” perhaps it is harder for us to completely get what the Bible means when it speaks of loving God and our neighbor.Yet, love clearly is our highest duty, so we’d better know exactly what it means. St. Paul wrote that “love is the fulfilling of [God’s] law,”

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