Revealed Mysteries – Reflection on Matthew 22:34-40
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” Jesus, as God’s inspired word, further reveals the mysteries of the Old Testament truth throughout the Gospels. What remains for us is to be enlightened by exercising our ability to love God and our neighbor. Do not be surprised when your interior life, actions, scripture, and prayer further reveal and multiply the desire to embrace love’s mysteries. Acknowledging the growing sense that love has dimensions other than emotions is evidence you want to grow deeper into the mystery. You may become prompted by your vulnerability of and with the spiritual touch of the Divine. Saint John of the Cross writes, “Even in our time God… grants manifestations or declaration of already revealed mysteries.“
The Pharisees Question Jesus by James Tissot (full resolution painting)
Matthew 22:34-40 – Scripture*
The Greatest Commandment
34 When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, 35 and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. 36 “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” 37 He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the greatest and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”
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