“On these two commandments hang the whole law.”

Matthew 22:34-40

People around Jesus always had their ways in wanting to trap Jesus but equally so, Jesus was always ready with the right answer for them. In this particular occasion, an expert in religious law asked which of the commandments was the greatest. Jesus replied that the most important commandment is to love God with all our hearts, our souls and our minds. This means that our lives should be centred around God, that we don’t do things just to please him but that everything we do is as he would want us to do them. It is important we don’t some things as spiritual and others not but that we do everything in God’s name. The other equally important commandment is to love our neighbours as ourselves.

When we see our neighbours, our colleagues, our friends etc we should see ourselves in them and remember that anything we would not want anyone else to do to us we should not do them to anyone else. How are our daily routines? Are they centred around God? Do we ask ourselves if God would approve of them? Who is my neighbour, and do I love them as I love myself?