9th Week, Ordinary Time : Thursday 6th June, 2024

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Loving God, Neighbour, Self” – Faith: In today’s Gospel, the scribes, fully agreed with Jesus that the greatest Commandment is first tolove God with our whole heart, soul, mind and strength.  And likewise, to love our neighbour as our self.”  Ponder on, “The secular world’s love is the opposite: they “love the self” in every way, and then, love God secondarily or not at all.”

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Mark 12:28b-34a

One of the scribes came up to Jesus put a question to him, ‘Which is the first of all the commandments?’ Jesus replied, ‘This is the first: Listen, Israel, the Lord our God is the one, only Lord, and you must 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 must love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.’

The scribe said to him, ‘Well spoken, Master; what you have said is true, that he is one and there is no other. To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and strength, and to love your neighbour as yourself, this is far more important than any burnt offering or sacrifice.’ Jesus, seeing how wisely he had spoken, said, ‘You are not far from the kingdom of God.’

In Preparation for the Solemnity of the Most Sacred heart of Jesus:
Click here to Pray the 9 days Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus