Love is supposed to be easy
we slip into a relationship
and our lives are forever better.
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Lois Tverberg on the Shema being a call to (or oath of) allegiance rather than a creed to be recited
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Echad—The One and Only
The other key word in the first line of the Shema is echad (ech-HAHD). Its most common meaning is simply “one,” but it can also encompass related ideas, like being single, alone, unique, or unified.
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“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”