Friday Third Week of Lent

One of the scribes came to Jesus and 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.” The scribe said to him, “Well said, teacher. You are right in saying, He is One and there is no other than he. And to love him 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.” And when Jesus saw that he answered with understanding, he said to him, “You are not far from the Kingdom of God.” And no one dared to ask him any more questions.

Mark 12: 28-34

Here Jesus lays out the most important thing we can do, put God first and love each other. As Catholics everything comes down to this. Everything we do should display our love for God and our neighbor. No success, status, or worldly possession will matter at the end of our days. How we loved God and loved others will be our victory.

You alone are holy
You alone are Lord
You alone are worthy to be honored and adored

Mercy you have given
Kindness you have shown
Love is you alone