Father Csaba’s reflection on the gospel.. 31 Sunday of ordinary Time 4 November 2018
"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind." 39 ‘Love your neighbour as yourself" Matthew 22, 37-39
The basic , most important commandment of our Christian faith , is the main commandment !! The commandment has to be learnt by heart and it has to be kept !! I ask you lovingly to memorise these two sentences and may these precious lines be our only guide, our main compass in all our decisions , words , in every minute of our lives ! Whatever fits into this commandment is good, we can think , do and say it freely , whatever does not fit into it is sinful, it destroys , destructs , kills !!
It is simple, one can adhere to it , this is our way !!
translated by dr k.e.
Picture : up on the Hargita the last day of autumn and the first day of winter .
One of the scribes came near and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, he asked him, 'Which commandment is the first of all?' Jesus answered, 'The first is, "Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength." The second is this, "You shall love your neighbour as yourself." There is no other commandment greater than these.' Then the scribe said to him, 'You are right, Teacher; you have truly said that "he is one, and besides him there is no other"; and "to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the strength", and "to love one's neighbour as oneself", — this is much more important than all whole burnt-offerings and sacrifices.' When Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, 'You are not far from the kingdom of God.' After that no one dared to ask him any question.
Mark 12, 28-34