From The Mystical Way In Everyday Life
The topic [we are discussing here] is the unity of love of neighbor and love of God. Are these simply two things that stand next to each other, loosely connected through a commandment from God, so that one can only properly love God when the commandment of loving one’s neighbor is equally respected and carried out to the best of one’s ability? Or is there a closer relationship between the two?
One could assume that God has commanded all kinds of things and that obeying these various commandments is only a test and the concrete fulfillment of what he wants ultimately, namely that people love him, the eternal God, from their very core and with their entire heart and with all their strength. But that is actually not true. The love of God and the love of neighbor are in much closer relationship…
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