You shall love the Lord your God with your whole soul, mind and heart and love your neighbor as yourself. These are the two great commandments! How do we keep these commandments? How do we show our love for God? We do this through prayer, reception of the sacraments, participation at Mass, and obeying the commandments! Is God number one for you or do you make excuses about not having time to pray, being too busy to attend Mass on the weekend, or just going to Church without actively participating? The second commandment is love of neighbor! Who is your neighbor? It is the poor person you meet on the street, the little child who is roaming the streets looking sad and hungry, and it is the person who is ill and needs your help. Today, take time for prayer and reflection on these commandments.
By Betty Larson, OSB