30th Sunday OT – 2017


“Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?”


   Many of us people look for a magic formula as an answer to the above question directed to Jesus in today’s Gospel. Which one is the greatest? What is the most important? What is the best? And so on, and so on.   We try to get an answer so that this earthly life of ours will have a meaning; so that we may see the sense of our struggle and hardships. And as there are many of us asking, so there are many answers to those important questions. All depends on what do we want to achieve?

   Please, ask yourself: what do I want to achieve? What is MY goal? What is MY dream? But as a disciple of Jesus, please, do not concentrate only on this earthly life and be assured that not everything leads to the heavenly kingdom, even if we achieve great things in this life.

   There are certain ways of achieving a success in nearly all areas of our earthly existence. We evaluate lives of some great people, searching for some common to them traits that will help us to be successful people, too. These are “formulas” to be great in this life.

   Do we have any “formula” to be great in the future life in God’s Kingdom? Yes, we have. Jesus has given it to us and has shown how to do it.

   “Love the Lord, your God, with all your heart” – not with a half but all your heart, all your mind, all you soul. It means totally, not in a half way but with all – total – person as you are. Love your neighbor as yourself means to be good to others as you can be to yourself and the Kingdom of God is yours.

Fr. Kgotsofalang SCJ



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