The greatest commandment translated

“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?” Jesus said to him, “ ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 22:36-40)

From here we see three main players: God, ourselves, and others. It is safe to assume that the environment is also a player, given God’s original commandment to care for the earth. Thus the main players can be translated to be God, me, others, environment.

This could be referred to as the MEGO framework. Arrange the letters however you like. In any order they represent all parties of consideration for all actions.

Love is the primary action. Love however is not really an action but a name for certain actions in certain situations with various associated feelings and thoughts.. For example, someone could say “Show me some love,” and a proper response might be a handshake, a hug, a gift, a ride to the airport or any other host of actions. This perspective is to provide clarity to what it means to love. In this perspective, translation is useful term. We translate the content of love into appropriate action. The primary action becomes translation and the primary content becomes love. We can still consider love as a single word, but the separation may make it easier to actually do.

The greatest commandment concerns the MEGO framework where love is the primary content translated via action between the players.


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