Focolare Word of Life – July, 2013
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For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Gal. 5:14)

This sentence was said by the Apostle Paul. It is brief, precise, explicit and truly wonderful.

It tells us that love of neighbor must be the foundation and constant inspiration of the Christian way of life.

For the Apostle, the fulfillment of the law consists of practicing this command. The Mosaic law, in fact, speaks of not committing adultery, not killing, not stealing, not coveting … And we know that those who love do not do these things. Those who love do not kill or steal, etc.


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