Posted 6 月 6, 2013 by FLL Editorial Team in


love-god-and-love-your-neighbour-2馬爾谷福音 12:28-34





Mark 12:28-34

In today’s gospel, one of the scribes asked Jesus “Which is the first of all the commandments?”. Jesus replied: “The first is this: … You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

The Pharisees observed the letter of the law but totally missed its spirit. Jesus’ answer sums up the Ten Commandments. The first commandment Jesus mentioned covered the first three commandments and the other seven are about loving our neighbours.

The Pharisees did not observe the law out of love for God, but for their self-promotion. Observing the law did not lead them to love others, but led them to scorn those who failed to meet their standards.

The love for God and the love for neighbours are closely linked. When we love our neighbours, we love God through them. Our acts of love for our neighbours, in turn become an expression for our love for God.


FLL Editorial Team