When asked what the greatest commandment is, he answered "Love the Lord thy God with all thy soul, and with all thy mind and with all thy strength." (Mark 12:30)
You see, we will follow all the other commandments if we just follow this one. So simple, a child could understand, yet so complex it takes a lifetime to perfect its obedience.
We show our love when...
...we learn as much as we can about Him.
...we listen to His words and apply His teachings.
...we serve others and use our time and talents for good.
...we take care of our souls - our bodies, minds, and spiritual beings.
...we give gratitude for this wonderful earth and care for it.
...we set aside our own wants to worship Him.
...we become a little better each day than we were the day before.
And what do we get out of it? The greatest reward imaginable: Eternal Happiness.
Isn't that simple?
I write about, with, for, and around kids all day. (Well, maybe I do the dishes too. Sometimes.)