United States Conference of Secular institutes


Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mark 12:28-34

If we follow the lead of Jesus and effectively link the precepts that require both love of God and neighbor, then we will see the kind of love that constitutes true discipleship. The first duty of a Christian is not obedience, it is love. I think of a quote from Les Miserables: “Take my hand and lead me to salvation. Take my love for love is everlasting. And remember the truth that once was spoken – to love another person is to see the face of God.”