Archive for October 29th, 2009

Proper 26/Ordinary 31 – Mark 12:28-30

From Mark 12:28-30 – One of the scribes came near and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that [Jesus] answered them well, he asked him, “Which commandment is the first of all?” Jesus answered, “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’”

Jesus is referring to a passage in Deuteronomy 6. Verses 6-9 in Deuteronomy tell us what we are to do with this commandment: Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart. Recite them to your children and talk about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise. Bind them as a sign on your hand, fix them as an emblem on your forehead, and write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

Prayer:

Almighty God, help us to be mindful of your never-ending presence in our lives. AMEN.


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