“And when Jesus saw that he answered with understanding, he said to him, ‘You are not far from the kingdom of God.’ And no one dared to ask him any more questions.”
- Notice Jesus’ affirmation of the Scribe.
- Let Jesus look on you with understanding and encouragement.
- Thank God for this spiritually challenging week and be aware of the strength He gives you to choose to love God with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself concretely in our time.
Heritage word—“If I encounter a person sleeping outdoors on a cold night, I can view him or her as an annoyance, an idler, an obstacle in my path, a troubling sight, a problem for politicians to sort out, or even a piece of refuse cluttering a public space. Or I can respond with faith and charity, and see in this person a human being with a dignity identical to my own, a creature infinitely loved by the Father, an image of God, a brother or sister redeemed by Jesus Christ.”
(Pope Francis in Gaudete Et Exsultate, On the Call to Holiness in Today’s World