School officials from New York City said “they are tossing out the ‘pink slime’ meat filler used as filler in ground beef products in school cafeterias.” The pink slime is found in beef products ranging from burgers to Sloppy Joes.
As I thought about that story, I was reminded of when Jesus was approached by some of the religious leaders and asked which is the greatest commandment in the law.
Now, these Pharisees weren’t just talking about the 10 Commandments; they were really talking about which of the other 600+ laws they had made up were the most important.
Jesus’ response was simple and pure. He said, “37YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND. 38This is the greatest commandment. 39And the second is like it, YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF” (Matthew 22:37-40).
I guess when it comes down to it, Jesus was saying everything else is just “pink slime.”