mark-12-28-34Which commandment is first of all?

The Lord our God, the Lord is one; you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.

The second is this, you shall love your neighbour as yourself.

How often do we get this one right? In our daily walk is God first on our mind? Do we love our neighbour, that is anyone we meet, in an open manor?

In Mark’s gospel we read that Jesus says that these two things are the most important things. However, are they the two most important things that are discussed in church? How often are these sidelined as other important issues are dealt with? Are those issues dealt with in the light of the greatest commandment?

Text: Mark 12: 28-34

Questions for Sunday

  • How good are you at living out these commandments of Jesus?
  • What changes might need to be made in your life in order to better live them out?
  • What issues interfere with our ability to love our neighbour as ourselves?

Prayer for Sunday

Heavenly Father, I pray that I may love you with all my heart, soul, mind and strength. I pray that each day I may find the time to pray and to commit my living to you. In Jesus name, Amen.