20th Week, Ordinary Time: Friday 23rd August 2019

Daily Word Of God

Matthew 22:34-40

When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees they got together and, to put him to the test, one of them put a further question, ‘Master, which is the greatest commandment of the Law?’

Jesus said to him, ‘You must 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 resembles it: You must love your neighbour as yourself. On these two commandments hang the whole Law, and the Prophets too.’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • Loving God is the greatest commandment because God created the whole universe, all creatures and human beings in it.


  • Loving our neighbour is the second greatest commandment because we need to test the sincerity of our love for God.


  • How much love do you have in your heart and home? Are you a happy and fulfilled person? Both questions are inseparably linked. Ponder on this truth today.