Have you ever had the overwhelming sense you were loved? How do you know you are loved? “Love makes the world go ’round.” In spite of the cynics from the board room to the court room to the news room, love does motivate people. Love indeed makes the world go around. For without love, the world would be a place of despair. Because of love the world though there is a lot of despair is also a place of love, that is the love of God.
The Pharisees in the Gospel Reading for this Sunday are all out to get Jesus because he had silenced the Sadducees. In an attempt to do this they asked him this question Master, which is the greatest commandment of the Law?’ Jesus said, ‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. It is hard to love someone that we have never met in person but we love God because many others have passed on their love of God to us.
There is a sense in which we could say that it takes a lifetime of practice to love God with all our heart, soul and mind, to live the first commandment, putting God before all else. To direct us all our lives God has given us guidelines, the Ten Commandments and he also gives us things like the beatitudes as well many people who have given the love of god to us. So many people in the modern world have decided to turn away from God and from spiritual things. We as the Church have to face up to the fact that the love that god has for each of us means little or nothing for many of todays people.
Love of God. Love of neighbour is Easy to talk about and Difficult to live out. In spite of this love in action will change us and our surroundings All we need to do is to try and live like Jesus did. we should take one step at a time toward our creator and our fellow human beings and this will provide us with great reward. And we should not worry where we are going, for God’s Spirit will lead the way. like so many other Faith based questions we are simply asked to try to love God and he will do the rest.