Christians seem so upset by the refusal of schools to post the Ten Commandments on their walls.
This is understandable to a certain extent. The rules God gave His chosen people to live by could and should apply to everyone.
But the truth is, when Christ came, he said he came to fulfill the law and the prophets and there were really only two commandments to keep . . . Love God and love each other.
He said if you do these things you will automatically keep the other eight commandments.
If you love God you won’t worship idols, or bow down to anything or anyone, you won’t take His name in vain. You will remember the Sabbath and keep it Holy as a time to be with Him because He loves our company.
If you love each other, you will honor your father and mother, you won’t kill, steal, lie about someone, or covet their belonging or their spouse.
So the place for the ten commandments, is not on some wall somewhere, but in our hearts as an act of love for God and each other.
If Christians could understand that they are commanded just to love . . . then maybe they would begin to show mercy to people who need love first . . . before the laws will mean anything to them.
This is Nina May at ninamay.com