Tue. Jun 18th, 2024

Friday of Week 20 – Ez 37:1-14; Psalm 106:2-9; Matthew 22:34-40

Master, which is the greatest commandment of the Law?

Jesus was asked by the Pharisees: which commandment in the Law is the greatest, and without a moment’s hesitation or reflection replies that it’s the commandment to love, first God, then neighbour. If I was asked about this, what answer would I give? How long would I have to think it over?

Is love of God and neighbour so important in my life that it would clearly and firmly demonstrate this commandment? And if so, how does it translate into my daily choices? To be credible, I’d have to behave in agreement with my declaration. Is that why I wake at 3am, because it’s not? We must listen carefully to our consciences, and Jesus’ answer to our question. After He gave His reply no one took up the argument because His answer confirmed His life. And what form does my love for God and for neighbour take? Is it really primary? Or do I need to work on that?

Lord, Your love surpasses all. Your hand is on us, flood our hearts with Your love and increase our faith and hope. Let others see the peace that love of You and neighbour brings.