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Sunday, October 29, 2017

A Homily – Matthew 22:34 - 40 ©

The Gospel According to Matthew – 2017.10.29


Love is the Law

This is the sacred way, it is the core of Jesus’ teaching.

Any interpretation of Jesus’ life and mission that do not reflect this teaching are false.

Every periscope and parable; every metaphor, simile and analogy; every story, fable and myth must adhere to this canon.

There is no direct encounter with God in isolation. We only encounter God through each other, in relationship. We serve God through the service we give to another. The love we bear toward God is only made resplendent in the light of the other.


The Shema

When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees they got together and, to disconcert him, one of them put a question, ‘Master, which is the greatest commandment of the Law?’ Jesus said, ‘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 also.’


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