Thursday 8 June 2017

About Today Readings

Tobit 6:10-11; 7:1, 9-14; 8:4-9. Psalms 127(128):1-5. Mark 12:28-34.

Happy are those who fear the Lord — Psalms 127(128):1-5.

Time to be challenged again.

Mark’s recount of Jesus’ declaration of the first of all the commandments is one we are probably very familiar with. To many of the scribes, Jesus’ words were something astonishing. So much so that no one dared to ask him any more questions.

How much of Jesus’ teaching astonishes us today? Do we hear the words so often that they have lost much of their meaning? If we reflect on those greatest of commandments, can we say that we fully live them out? Do we love God with all our heart and love our neighbour as ourselves? Perhaps it’s time we are challenged again.

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