A man named Jesus once espoused a truth, a truth he knew would make us happy.

"You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, will all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself."

It was a good Law, a pure Law, a Law founded in love.

The man named Jesus died. Three days later, he rose again, triumphant over death. He defeated the power of Hell and opened the gates of Heaven wide. And while he stayed, our hearts were strong.

"You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, will all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself."

But the man named Jesus could not stay. He was carried up, and disappeared from view. We could no longer hear his voice, see his face, feel his touch. His words became an echo in our ears.

"You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, will all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself."

People are weak.

"You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, will all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself."

They forget. They ignore. They do not want to hear.

"You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, will all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself."

Selfish men told selfish lies, claiming they were the truth. Pretending they still remembered the words that they had forgotten. So few did remember.

"You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, will all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself."

Two thousand years of suffering and death. Of injustice. Of torture. Of bloodshed. Of war. The words were twisted, changed, warped, beaten, bloodied, torn, destroyed.

And Heaven wept.