Quotations:

I am with you always until the end of this world - Jesus (Matthew 28:20).

Preach the Word in season and out of season reproving, rebuking or advising always with patience and providing instructions (2 Timothy 4:2).

Do not fear, Mary, for God has looked kindly on you (Luke 1:30).

Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly. - G. K. Chesterton

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

My Reflections for March 8, Friday of the Third Week of Lent: Luke 12:28-34

Gospel:
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.
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My Reflections:
A homeless man was basically alien to the word love of God and neighbor until someone pitied him. The good Samaritan helped the homeless man by means of teaching him how to love God and neighbor through his selfless actions.

Many are like the homeless man but only a few of us are like the Good Samaritan. We are averse to be in contact with the homeless and those who stray in the streets. Thus they don’t know how to love God and neighbor.

If only we would listen to Jesus two greatest commandments about love. …

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