You shall love

October 26, 2014 5:00 am

“…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.” (Mt 22: 35-40)

Such a simple rule: we shall love. This is the first and the last reason for our life. Our dreams and our plans, our actions and our thoughts, our work and our vacations should be focused on one thing—how to put all our hearts, all our souls, and all our minds to love to the Lord, our God. The love to our neighbor as ourselves is a little bit easier. We know a minimum: Do not do anything to make others feel uncomfortable. But putting all our hearts, souls and minds into loving God is a much bigger challenge and adventure for all our lives.

“Let the hearts that seek the Lord rejoice; turn to the Lord and his strength; constantly seek his face.” (Entrance Antiphon)

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