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Love Your Sister As Your Soul?

Love Your Sister As Your Soul?

Yeshua said:
Love your brother and sister as your soul;
protect them as you do the pupils of your eyes.

A tall order? Read this commentary for insight:

The first Letter of John is a good example of the link between the themes of light and of love: “Whoever pretends to be in the light, yet hates their neighbor, is still in darkness. Whoever loves their neighbor dwells in the light, and they are not fallen. But whoever hates their neighbor is in darkness. They walk in darkness, and they know not where they go, for the darkness has blinded their eye.”

Love and light cannot be separated. Hatred makes us blind and unhappy. “Whoever does not love, dwells in death,” as John says elsewhere. They dwell already in hell, closed upon themselves, with no desire for the desire of Other.

This is a spiritual autism that is surely even more painful than psychological autism. For those who love, everything exists more vividly; the Other is seen in the light, and thus our fellow human beings can be revealed as precious, like the pupil of our own eye, a mirror that allows us to see and know ourselves.

Read more: Spirit, Inspiration

Adapted from The Gospel of Thomas, by Jean-Yves Leloup (Inner Traditions, 2005).Copyright (c) 1986 by Editions Albin Michel S.A. Each translation copyright (c) 2005 by Inner Traditions.
Adapted from The Gospel of Thomas, by Jean-Yves Leloup (Inner Traditions, 2005).

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8:29PM PDT on Oct 25, 2012

thanks for the article

2:12AM PDT on Sep 14, 2012

thanks for posting

12:43PM PDT on Jul 10, 2012

Respect gets respect. 2 way street. Which does not always happen in today's society.

6:36AM PST on Dec 30, 2011

Whether one be in the light or in the dark one thing is common; we are all interconnected albeit in many tones of grey. I can rejoice at that!

10:30PM PDT on Aug 28, 2011

My sister is my best friend.

12:26AM PST on Jan 30, 2011

Thanks for the article.

3:08AM PST on Dec 19, 2010

The question is: Does your sister deserve it?

5:44PM PDT on Aug 13, 2010

I love my sister as my soul. I still love her and want the best for her even she hates me sometimes and tries to make me sad.

3:54AM PDT on Aug 10, 2010

aww.. thanks for this.

2:38AM PDT on Aug 10, 2010

Thanks for the article.

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