“Hallowed be your name on earth as in heaven.”
Shortly after Jesus was talking to the Sadducees (see last week, Monday Evening), Jesus was approached by the Pharisees. It is these ones who ask Him what the greatest commandment is, and He quotes Deuteronomy 6:
“‘Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; 30 you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” (NRSV)
Tonight we reflect on Jesus’ words. Sometimes we call this the Summary of the Law. We might consider, this evening, our love for God. With, or without, our whole heart? Or, our love for our neighbours. As, or not as, ourselves?