The Bible: The Power of Rebirth

The First Commandment

The First Commandment

Reflection on the Gospel of the Friday In The Third Week Of Lent

 

Mark 12: 28-34

We see many debates and  discussions on very important topics across different fields on TV channels, seminars etc. The thirst for knowledge and understanding drives a person to go deeper, learn more and unearth the true or rather deeper meaning. The possibilities and perspectives can be different but the logic, reasoning & realisation attached is what brings out the truth and meaning of the subject.

Jesus’ wisdom attracted the scribes and learned Sadducees and they were surely impressed with his understanding and perspectives on God’s love. When asked by the Scribe, he very tactfully takes the first commandment of singular devotion and love for God as he is the only one and adds Lev 19:18 a second commandment of loving one’s neighbour as oneself.  By doing this, he brings Love for God at par with Love for our neighbour, thus radically interpreting the love of God for his disciples. 

He bases his teachings on these two commandments, in fact love for one’s neighbour is the proof of our love for God and not the numerous monetary offerings or offerings in kind that we make. Once we accept this truth and live it, we will also not be far from the Kingdom of God. 

Are we willing to reflect Christ to our neighbour?

Search
Archive
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930    
       
     12
3456789
10111213141516
24252627282930
31      
     12
       
      1
2345678
30      
   1234
262728    
       
  12345
2728     
       
    123
45678910
       
  12345
27282930   
       
      1
3031     
    123
       
 123456
28      
       
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  
       
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930     
       
Suggested Posts
Categories
Daily Reflection
(957)
Programmes
(1)
Features
(1)
Reviews
(1)
Entertainment Reviews
(21)
Ask Salvation Bible Cell
(1)
Tags
© 2023 SalvationBibleCell.com