Sts. Peter & Marcellinus
One of the scribes, when he came forward and heard them disputing and saw how well he had answered them, asked him, "Which is the first of all the commandments?" Jesus replied, "The first is this: 'Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is Lord alone! 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.' There is no other commandment greater than these (Mark 12: 28-31).
Here Christ is telling us that charity (love) is the most important of all virtues. If we are not charitable toward God and all others then we are on the wrong path. If we are to be anything, we should be charitable, we should place God and others above ourselves.
Jesus, please grant me the strength to love you above all things and to prove it by the way I think, speak and act.
Impact Sports: Do I see food as the fuel I need to flourish?
Impact Life: When eating do I use good manners?