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FRIDAY 3rd WEEK OF LENT GOSPEL Mk 12:28-34

posted Mar 31, 2011, 4:54 AM by Fabian Manukialona
The commdments of God are meant to keep us focused on the unconditional love of God, and these commandments do not restrict only to the observance of rules and regulations. The Pharisees prided themselves in their knowledge of the laws and believed and taught that the meticules practice of them would guarantee them heaven. Jesus interprets that God's commandments are meant to love God above everything and everyone and love one another as one loves oneself. Jesus teaches us to love God not by mere observance of the law, but by renouncing ourselves and welcoming God and our fellow human beings into our life. Hence let us ask ourselves: does my observance of the laws bring me closer to God and to my brothers and sisters?
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