The Greatest Commandment

In Thursday’s Gospel reading from Mark 12, we hear a scribe’s response to Jesus’ answer to the question what is the greatest commandment. He says,

 “Well said, teacher. You are right in saying, God is One and there is no other. And to love God with all your heart, with all your understanding, with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is worth more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.”

It seems to me that we continue to struggle with this, and concentrate on the wrong things. We can never err on the side of compassion. I think Jesus would probably agree with the Dalai Lama who said, “My religion is kindness.”

Could anyone say of me, “Her religion is kindness”?

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