The Greatest Commandment

Mark 12:28-34

Jesus is questioned by a scribe. His response combines two commands given by Moses to Israel, the Schema from Deuteronomy and a new command about loving one’s neighbor from Leviticus. He has presented the scribe with the heart of the Ten Commandments, and the scribe acknowledges the truth in Jesus’ words.

Prayer: Make us a sign of your love by our visible relationship with you through prayer and sacrament and our compassionate care of neighbor.