Love of God and Neighbor

“Love of God and Neighbor”
Matthew 22:34-40 “in a snailshell”
Friday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time
©️2021 by Gloria M. Chang

When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, and one of them, a scholar of the law, tested him by asking,“Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” He said to him, “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.”

Matthew 22:34-40

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Let Us Love One Another in God

2 thoughts on “Love of God and Neighbor

  1. fdan

    Dear GMC, the call to love is exponential in your reflection. The interconnectedness of God, man, and nature is undeniable but can be ruptured through sin, hate and exploitation. We cannot say we love God, yet hate neighbor and do damage to nature. We need everyone and everything too much. In the words of Saint Pope John XXIII, words that are still so relevant today: “The social progress, order, security and peace of each country are necessarily connected with the social progress, order, security and peace of all other countries.” Dear God, help us love one another as you have loved us, so our world can thrive and we can truly be children of light. May we wake up and smell the roses.


  2. cenaclemary12

    Smell the roses! My wakeup fragrance is coffee.
    Wafing from the kitchen, poured into my mug,
    My daily dose of java moves me to my computer
    Where inspiration awaits with a virtual God hug.
    I offer up this prayer before I press start:
    “Open my mind,Lord, to receive good thoughts,
    Fill with your goodness my empty heart.”

    by LIZ (me)

    Thanking God for this site and these thoughts by you and others!

    “Put God first, and treat all others fairly and decently. How great would our world be if people actually did this? No crime, no discrimination, no greed. I don’t even understand how some people can be so cruel, so selfish, advancing their own interests even at the expense of others. But that is not how it is supposed to be. If people would love God and each other, that’s all we need.”
    From Creighton Online Ministries


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