We cannot try to read literally all of the scripture...
WITHINthe amounts of words translated from the
scriptures, we will find many that will bring confusion to our western
mentality. When reading the word of God, we will have to understand that some
books were written in Hebrew, others in Greek and later translated into Spanish
with its different nuances, something that does not usually happen in their
translation into English. Perhaps the word hate is one of them. On the one
hand, we usually have the concept that this word is contrary to love. If we
seek help, when looking in the dictionary it will say that to hate is to
dislike someone or something. However, when we see the etymology of the word we
find: from the late Latin abhorrescĕre which is: to move away, to move
away, to avoid. For this case, that we are talking about the supremacy and
importance of loving God above all things, we will understand abhorrence as
distancing ourselves from everything that may prevent us from giving him all
the love that God asks for.
“And you shall love the Lord your God with all
your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your
strength. This is the main commandment.”
Mark 12. 30
That "everything" is a word with
which we must have a special treatment. As human beings, we avoid the
absolutism of "everything" and enter into negotiations with what we
should not possibly do. "All" in this case means 100% and not 99.99%.
What we must reflect on is about that 0.1% that keeps us from giving everything
to God, and yes that 0.1% is what we should hate. The other aspect to keep in
mind is that if that tiny percentage is what prevents me from loving others,
what are we going to do?
“And the second is similar: You shall love your
neighbour as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.”
Mark 12. 31
Hating everything that takes us away from God
also means giving ourselves the opportunity to begin to love others. In today's
society, which is saturated by the Covid restriction measures, it will increasingly
need the manifestations of the children of God to demonstrate that we really
love God 100% as much as we love our neighbours 100% as much as ourselves.
God bless you.
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