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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: March 28, 2014 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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Can we respond with all our hearts that God is love, we love Him and He loves us? Can we then because of this fact say with all our hearts that we truly love ourselves? That we would do all in our power to prevent our bodies and mind from being defiled by Sin? And such is that purity of love for God and for ourselves that we truly love our neighbours? Even those who wear the stench of poverty? Those who are often cast out for lack of something? Those who have hurt us? Those who are mean or overbearing towards us? Those who persecute us? If not, do we truly love at all? Is God present in our lives?

Straight are the paths of the LORD, in them the just walk, but sinners stumble in them. Lord Jesus guide us that we may always walk justly on the paths of God our Father. In Your mercy hear our prayer. Amen

FIRST READING
Hosea 14:2–10

GOSPEL
Mark 12:28–34

One of the scribes came to Jesus and 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.