This is the greatest Commandment according to Luke!
“You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your being, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” “But who is my neighbor?” (Lk 10:25-37)
Jesus tells the story of the Good Samaritan. The Good Samaritan didn’t know the injured man on the road. He wasn’t from the same country or tribe. He wasn’t from the same faith. But he still helped him. So who was a good neighbor? The one who treated the injured man with mercy. He cleaned his wounds, picked him up and took him to a place that would help him. He even paid for his healthcare.
A good parable to talk about during the Year of Mercy!
How will you get your spiritual workout? We all could use a little help and a little mercy! So be a neighbor to everyone around you! Stay strong!
In Exodus, the Lord rains down bread and then even sends quail. God gives us our daily bread, just what we need and when we need it. The Readings this week are all about bread and one of the “I Am” statements in John 6. Do you know Jesus?
Jesus says, “What kind of signs to do you need?” What will it take for you to believe?
Jesus says, “Remember how God gave you manna in the desert?” How can you get this bread? Jesus gives the answer when He says, “I Am the Bread of Life.” He gives us Himself in the Eucharist now. Stay tuned to find out what he means! The next few weeks’ Sunday Readings explain more!
Maybe you have seen a few miracles in your life or in the life of someone around you. Miracles come in all shapes and sizes. Are you looking? Are you helping God to perform a miracle in someone’s life today like the boy in last week’s readings?
Jesus says that you’ve seen the signs. Now what? St. Paul tells the Ephesians that you should change the way you live. Put on your new self. Your old way of thinking doesn’t work anymore. Now that you have learned about Jesus, you know the truth. This requires thinking like God thinks, doing the right thing and living in the truth. So, what do you think? Will it change how you live? Got bread? This bread is priceless. Go to Mass. Receive the Eucharist. It will change your life.
Sunday Readings for August 2, 2015