Reflection on Matthew 22:34-40 ~
Christ affirms the truth of the prophets: to love God and neighbor. Scripture as the inspired word of God further reveals this truth in written form. What remains for us is to be enlightened by this truth. Do not be surprised when your interior life, actions, the Word, Eucharist and prayer further reveals and multiplies the desire to discover how to better love God and neighbor. In St. John of the Cross’s words: “Even in our time God… grants manifestations or declaration of already revealed mysteries.”
Matthew 22 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
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.”
Thank you for meditating on this Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Matthew 22:34-40.