3rd Week of Lent: Friday, 20th March 2020

Daily Word Of God

Mark 12:28b-34

One of the scribes put a question to Jesus, ‘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.’ And after that no one dared to question him anymore.

Today's Pointers on God's Word

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

  • Jesus showed us how to live out the greatest commandment by loving our neighbour as ourselves.  We serve God by serving others.


  • God wants obedience not ritual sacrifices that are not connected to the quality of our lifestyles. Do we place God in the centre of our lives and do His Will?


  • Reflect on your daily living and your religious practices and ask yourself, “Do my prayers and worship express to my community of the way I relate to others and live my life daily?”