101% mathematically certain
My Mom sent me the following equation,
A B C D E F G H I J K L M
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Is represented as:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%
11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%
1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%
AND, look how far the love of God will take you
L- O- V- E O-F G-O-D
12+15+22+5+15+6+7+15+4 = 101%
Therefore, one can conclude with mathematical certainty that while Hard work and Knowledge will get you close, and Attitude will get you there, but it's the Love of God that will put you over the top!
My own math skills are limited and so I'll take her word for it. I do know I John 4:19-21, which says
We love each other as a result of his loving us first. If someone says, "I love God," but hates a Christian brother or sister, that person is a liar; for if we don't love people we can see, how can we love God, whom we have not seen? And God himself has commanded that we must love not only him but our Christian brothers and sisters, too.So the best way to experience that 101% of the Love of God is through loving your neighbor as yourself. That's the equation as I have learned it. What's been your experience of loving God through loving others?
The Rev. Frank Logue, Pastor
PS: Speaking of our neighbors...the Rev. Linda McCloud, founding pastor of our daughter congregation The Episcopal Church of Our Savior, is featured in an article on the religion page of The Brunswick News. The article shows Linda with The Last Supper painting at King of Peace. The article is online here in Adobe PDF format: A Changing of Times.