Cycle B 31st Sunday

We hear in the first reading the key command to the Israelites: “The LORD is our God, the LORD alone! Therefore, you shall love the LORD, your God, with all yow-heart, and with all your soul, and with all yow· strength.” Tbis phrase is repeated by Jesus in the Gospel. Interestingly Jesus adds a second to bis answer, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Jesus then goes beyond the norm of the law to state these are, “worth more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.” How many of us put God first? If a husband or wife said they loved their spouse more than anything in the world, and then ignored them and their desires, what would we say? By the same token, how many days go by without our talking to God? When we plan our day, week, month, do we plan in God time? We schedule the gym, sports, dinners, why not schedule God time?

Author: yuengerwv

Retired Catholic Priest

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