Gospel Reflection for October 25, 2020 – 30th Sunday Ordinary Time

Sunday Readings: Exodus 22.20-26; 1 Thessalonians 1.5-10; Matthew 22.34-40 “Teacher, which commandment of the law is the greatest?”  – Matthew 22.36 In the gospels of the fall Sundays, Jesus inhabits the temple courts, teaching and disputing questions with other Jewish teachers and officials. The issues — tenants, taxes, and this Sunday, which commandment of the 613 is greatest? As citizens thisContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for October 25, 2020 – 30th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for November 4, 2018, 31st Sunday Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings: Deuteronomy 6.2-6; Hebrews 7.23-28; Mark 12.28-34 A scribe ask Jesus, “What is the greatest of all the commandments?” Jesus answers, “The greatest of all the commandments is ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord your God is Lord alone. Therefore, love the Holy One your God with all your soul, with all your mind, and withContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for November 4, 2018, 31st Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for October 26, 2014, 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time

“Teacher, which commandment is greatest?”   Matthew 22.36 Gospel love is not an idea or an emotion but an imperative–a call to act.  The two great commandments–to love God and love our neighbor as ourselves–recognize that acts of love weave us into community, just as selfish and violent acts fray the social fabric.  The commandmentsContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for October 26, 2014, 30th Sunday of Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for November 4, 2012, 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

One of the scribes asked Jesus which was the greatest of all the commandments. Jesus answered, “The greatest of all the commandments is ‘Hear, O Israel! The Lord your God is Lord alone. Therefore, love the Lord your God with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is,Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for November 4, 2012, 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time”