Gospel for the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time—Matthew 22:34-40
“When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they assembled in a body; and one of them, a lawyer, in an attempt to trip him up, asked him, ‘Teacher, which commandment of the law is the greatest?’
Jesus said to him: ‘You shall love the Lord your God with your whole heart, with your whole soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. The second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments the whole law is based, and the prophets as well.”
What inspires you most about Jesus at this point in time?
Allow yourself to feel what he probably felt as the Pharisees kept questioning him.
What does that say to you?
Heritage word—“Let us put all our trust in the Lord. The more difficult the times are, the more we must expect from the goodness of God.”
(St. Julie Billiart, Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame)