21 Fri Aug 2009
For 21 August 2009, Friday of 20th week, based on Matthew 22:34-40
When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. â€œTeacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?â€ He said to him, â€œâ€™You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.â€™ This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: â€˜You shall love your neighbor as yourself.â€™ On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.â€
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.