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The Greatest Commandment

“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”Matthew 22:36-40
Today is Palm Sunday, the day we celebrate Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem. As Jesus entered,  "A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9 The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna[b] to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”[c] “Hosanna[d
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God is Everywhere

"He is before all things, and in him all things hold together."-Colossians 1:17

In a busy world filled with so much to do, we can find ourselves reaching for our own solutions, our own answers, our own plans. As the world slows down, as we turn the focus back away from ourselves and back onto the Lord, we joyfully remember that God is everywhere and "He is before all things, and in him all things hold together" (Colossians 1:17).
Back before people were asked to stay at home, before very few had placed a single thought on COVID-19, before toilet paper had become a luxury item in the United States, before store shelves became relatively baren, before the shut down of schools and parks, we found other things to plan around and so, so, so many things to do. We must have been really lazy if we ever found life boring before.
Before all of this, I absolutely hated going to the grocery store! It was an activity I took part in on almost a daily basis and was one I felt was wa…