Friday, March 12, 2010

March 12, 2010 Friday of Lent

One of the scribes came to Jesus and asked him,
“Which is the first of all the commandments?”
Jesus replied, “The first is this:
Hear, O Israel!
The Lord our God is Lord alone!
You shall 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 shall love your neighbor as yourself.
- Mark 12: 28-31

This is it - How to live a Christian life. Love God and Love Your Neighbor. All the other commandments come down to this. It seems so simple, really, until we actually try to do it. But, we need to keep trying. Spend time with God today. Pray. Read Scripture. Ask for the strength to do His will. Love your neighbor today. Treat those around you with respect and kindness. Put them first. Perform a random act of generosity. One day at a time, we can follow this commandment.

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