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The Bible records a discussion Jesus has with a young lawyer about two great commandments, the second being to love your neighbor as yourself (see Mark 12:31). Jesus goes on to teach that these commands are the most important and sum up all of the law!

With the political season among us, I felt it appropriate to guide us to look within ourselves to find the love of others. Especially of those who disagree with our opinions or act so ugly when expressing theirs. 

A friend of mine posted this prayer on her Facebook Page, I'm uncertain if she wrote it or was sharing it but it's plee is ideal to help us find the love we are called to share with our neighbor:

Dear God, 
Please grant me the gift of understanding. 
Help me to understand the feelings of others, 
the desires of others, the goals of others. 
At the same time, help me to understand myself in my actions and reactions. 

Widen my vision beyond my own small world 
to embrace with knowledge and love the lives of others. 
Help me, God, to always see you at work in my own life and in the lives of others. Bless me with insight, acceptance and love that is tempered by you who are all things to all people. Help me to understand, God. 

Tara Galles

Tara is the founder of YOGATHEA® inspiring others to "Breathe the Peace Which Transcends All Understanding - Mind + Body + Spirit” through Christian Yoga + Meditation DVDs, CDsInstructor Training Program, and Women's RetreatsTara currently resides in Kokomo, Indiana with her husband and 4 children where she practices Occupational Therapy and has made peace with the snow.