Great Commandment

Blog Bulletin 

Published on: Thursday October 26 2023, 2:37 pm

What is heavier: a ton of coal or a ton of cotton wool? I remember when I was a child, being asked that question, or a variant on the theme, where one item was clearly “heavier” than the other. Except it wasn’t. I’d missed the point. … When a group of Pharisees try to gang up on Jesus (again) to trick him, they ask: Which commandment in the Law of Moses is more important? Is it this, or is it that? Tell us! Jesus’ reply is brilliant, and so simple. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: “Love your neighbour as yourself. … 

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