Inspiration through Bible sharing 16

Our bible sharing text for today:

(Matt 22:34-40).

“When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together,

and one of them, a scholar of the law, tested him by asking,

“Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?”

He said to him, “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.

This is the greatest and the first commandment.

The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.”

WHAT HAS TOUCHED ME

What has touched me in this passage is the word Love.
Jesus tells me love of God is the greatest commandment. Love of neighbour is the second. This means love is at the center of life. Hence, if I keep these two commandments, I will be fine with God.

RESOLUTION

I resolve to put love at the center of my life. First, the love of God, and second the love of my neighbour.

WORD OF LIFE

My word of life is still love. I will show love to God through PRAYER. I will also show love to everyone I meet or think about today. I will show love to others by praying for them and doing whatever good I can to them.

PRAYER

Almighty God, help me to love you with all my heart and all my soul and all my mind. Help me to love my neighbour as you love me. This is my humble prayer. Amen!

A hard test of love

There is a poor man standing at your gate, crying to be let in. He has no hands. He has no feet. He has no food to eat, He smells.

What shall you do? You live in a mansion. You have hands. You have feet. You have enough food for many to eat. Shall you let him in?

I know how you feel. Don’t forget Lazarus. Don’t forget the rich man. Don’t forget heaven. Don’t forget hell.  He could be Jesus standing at your gate asking to be let in.

Don’ forget the greatest commandment. Don’t forget your corporal works of mercy to give food to the hungry; to help the poor ; to shelter the homeless.

How challenging! Yet, we must do what we have to do even if it does not please us. The command must be obeyed though it’s a hard thing to do. That is the true test of love; but how difficult, indeed!