For 20 August 2021, Memorial of Saint Bernard, Abbot, Doctor, based on Matthew 22:34-40
When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. â€˜Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?â€™ He said to him, â€˜ â€œYou 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€œYou shall love your neighbour 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.