Thursday 7 June 2018

About Today Readings

2 Timothy 2:8-15. Psalm 24(25):4-5, 8-10, 14. Mark 12:28-34.

Teach me your ways, O Lord—Psalm 24(25):4-5, 8-10, 14.

‘God’s message cannot be chained up.’

The fundamental commandments, to love God and neighbour, draw us into the powerful simplicity, challenge and responsibility of love.

Love is a commitment renewed daily in our relationships with others and our God through prayer, words and actions.

Love comes easily when we judge people as loveable.

However, we would sooner loathe and scorn than love the ‘lepers’ of our community.

Sporting coaches fire up their champions with impassioned half-time speeches to give their all, for the love of the game, the good of the team.

We might reflect that the same is asked of our capacity to love — for the love of God and team, our fellow humans.

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