The Main Commandment
Our message to you is about love, which the Main Commandment teaches.
The Main Commandment has two parts:
“You shall love the LORD your GOD
with all your heart,
with all your soul,
with all your mind
and with all your strength!”
This is the first Commandment. But the second is like to this:
“You shall love your neighbour as yourself!”
Both these parts together, then, are the Main Commandment. So we are to keep and fulfil both parts.
If they taught you only the love of neighbour, then the fullness of the Main Commandment according to the divine teaching would not be preached to you. Neither is this the case if they told or taught you only the first part. For in this way sects generally act preaching only parts of CHRIST’s teaching exactly as it fits in with their plans.
Especially with the Main Commandment this has been happening for a long time not only on the part of the sects but nearly in the whole Official Church. No man can claim to live up to the love desired of GOD if he practises only part of the Main Commandment.
What do people miss out on! Because he who loves GOD wholeheartedly will be filled by GOD with countless blessings and tokens of affection. This in turn enkindles in man the desire to love and give GOD more and more.
And it is here that the second part of the Main Commandment comes to man’s aid, because (as it says in Sacred Scripture) the SAVIOUR Himself did assure: “As long as you did it to one of these My least brethren, you did it to Me.” And indeed, this promise of JESUS is a real sheet anchor for anyone who loves GOD with a glowing heart. For he would be consumed, could he not return these tokens of GOD’s love as far as he is able. And here he has the opportunity: he practises the love of neighbour! He is lucky enough to know that he does it to the LORD Himself. You see, and therefore the love of neighbour is the second part of the Main Commandment, which makes the first part (the love of GOD) complete. This, and only this alone, is the Main Commandment! The Main Commandment of each Christian faithful! Everything else is incomplete!