G-MM™: Meditation Moment - 06.07.12
Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, a descendant of David—that is my gospel.
Looking at or listening to the daily news can lead us to the conclusion that we human beings love to quarrel, and that peace, harmony and the pursuit of a common purpose are of no interest at all.
Paul’s letter to Timothy continues: ‘Warn them before God that they are to avoid wrangling over words.’
Even the early church in all its fervent beginnings seems to have experienced passionate dissension.
Mark also draws attention to the argumentative scribes and Pharisees.
Ironically, Jesus’ answer to their question—‘Which commandment is the greatest of them all?’—reminds us of what we hold in common: that God is one, and that we should love God with all our hearts and our neighbors as ourselves.
2 Timothy 2:8-15. Teach me your ways, O Lord—Ps 24(25):4-5, 8-10, 14. Mark 12:28-34.