Last night we saw George Bailey's world come apart. Faced with financial diaster, prison and disgrace, he does eventually pray for God's help. Our spirited discussion raised questions that characterized George as diametrically opposed to one another.
Some believed that while he was a good person, he was not a spirtual man and that he used his being a "vicitm" of circumstance to promote his image as the town's hero, and not unlike the foolish virgins in Matthew 25:1-13, he was not prepared for his "day of reckoning."
Others believed that, to the contrary, George's life of self-sacrifice was in keeping with the "second" of the Two Greatest Commandments, and despite his not appearing to be a particularly relgious man, he was in fact spritual. In some ways, not unlke Jesus, this ordinary man had an extraordinary life.
What do you think?
The question was raised is it possible to love your neighbor as yourself and not love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, in other words, can the two commandments exist on their own individually.What do you think?