Love God, Love People!

13 02 2011

One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”

“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.

– Mark 12:28-31

A few weeks ago, we studied this Scripture in our small groups.  Among other things, each of the six small groups had to come up with a sticker design based on the two greatest commandments.  Then when we came back together, we voted on the six designs.  Here was the winner:

It was designed by the 10th-12th grade girls, voted on by everyone, and adapted into a digital format by a couple of the high school boys.  Then, I had the design made into actual stickers (using Sticker Giant….by the way, they had both the cheapest prices and the best customer service!), and we’ve been passing them out all over the place!  This morning, we read the Shema together, and we talked about how these stickers can be like mezuzahs: we can place them on our doorframes, on our foreheads, on our wallets, on our binders, on our mirrors….and most of all, on our hearts!