Let Us Love One Another in God

“Let us love one another in God”
Mark 12:28-34 “in a snailshell”
Thursday of the Ninth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

One of the scribes, when he came forward and heard them disputing and saw how well he had answered them, asked him, “Which is the first of all the commandments?” Jesus replied, “The first is this: ‘Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is Lord alone! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. ’The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these. ”The scribe said to him, “Well said, teacher. You are right in saying, ‘He is One and there is no other than he.’ And ‘to love him with all your heart, with all your understanding, with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself’ is worth more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.” And when Jesus saw that he answered with understanding, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And no one dared to ask him any more questions.

Mark 12:28-34

4 Replies to “Let Us Love One Another in God”

  1. Dear GMC, thank you for your reflection. I thought I would share with you a post from today’s Passionist reflection: “For Jesus to speak of loving with all one’s heart, soul, mind, and strength is for him to name the spectrum of human capacity and to suggest we orient our entire being towards love of God and others.”

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