When challenged with questions about which commandment was the greatest, Jesus presented an answer to which all the commandments would point: love God and love others. In a world where righteous hatred and blind prejudice seem to run rampant, this word of love is a refreshing reprieve.
Worship with Holy Communion this week:
Saturday – 5:00 p.m. in the chapel
Sunday – 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:30 a.m. – Sunday School and Adult class
10:30 a.m. – Contemporary Worship
The Great Commandment – March 5-6, 2016
SHARE: What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?
READ: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding
Sunday, Mark 12:28-44, The Great Commandment
Monday, Psalm 89:1-4
Tuesday, Psalm 102:12-17
Wednesday, Psalm 121
Thursday, Psalm 116:12-19
Friday, Psalm 22:1-2, 14-21
Saturday, Deuteronomy 6:1-9, The Great Commandment
TALK: Consider some of these ideas:
How do we sort through the hundreds of commandments offered in Holy Scripture? How shall we be judged? Such questions were brought before Jesus by all the people he encountered, whether experts disputing a point of law, disciples seeking to learn, or everyday people negotiating situations that were anything but theoretical.
- How is the theme of love woven throughout these readings?
- How is love for God, others, and self woven into your life?
- Of these three, do you love one more than another? Why or why not?
- Who do you find it difficult to love? Why? What could you do to love even more?
PRAY: Lord of life, direct our gaze toward what we need to see. Grant us the ability to attend to what truly matters. Amen.
BLESS: May God fill your heart with understanding, acceptance, and love. Amen.