Thursday, June 2, 2016

Live the Golden Rule

In today’s Gospel we hear the familiar story when one of the scribes came to Jesus and asked him, “Which is the first of all the commandments?”  Jesus replied, “The first is this:  Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is Lord alone!  You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.
The second is this:  You shall love your neighbor as yourself.  There is no other commandment greater than these.”  The scribe said to him, “Well said, teacher.  You are right in saying, He is One and there is no other than he.  And to love him with all your heart, with all your understanding, with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself.”  When we hear these two commandments I find myself automatically thinking of the “Golden Rule” – “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”  We have heard this same sentiment in many different ways as we journey through life.  Let us remember to use this day (and each day) to truly live out this Gospel call and love our neighbors.  We may be surprised at what a beautiful place this world can truly be!

Pat Schifini, OSU

No comments:

Post a Comment