Gospel – Matthew 22:34-40
When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, and one of them, a scholar of the law tested him by asking, “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?“ He said to him, “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.”
The Catechism of the Catholic Church
2055 When someone asks him, “Which commandment in the Law is the greatest?” Jesus replies: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the prophets.” The Decalogue must be interpreted in light of this twofold yet single commandment of love, the fullness of the Law.
From “The Ark of the New Covenant” Testimony of Catalina Rivas (ARK-75:2-3)
2) You will love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your strength, this is the first and principal Commandment of the Divine Law. And I am, My daughter, your Lord and God and for Me you have been created and redeemed. Will you find the price of loving Me difficult?
3) What thing is easier than to love? Love is the life of the heart and, to love I created yours, but to love Me above all things.
From “Divine Providence” Testimony of Catalina Rivas (Chp 2.3:7)
7) “It is very sad to see every instant on earth that indeed the commandment of love of neighbor is destroyed by selfishness, envy, hatred, division and, in this way, the dignity of God’s creatures is crushed by the anvil of interior slavery, which makes them victims of disorderly passions (…) Hold on very strongly to My Mother’s hand and grant each day its own toil with the assurance that My Spirit strengthens, encourages and guides yours.
Each week we will be presenting a portion of the following Sunday’s readings, and linking it to relevant parts of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and messages from the Testimony of Catalina. Pay special attention to the italicized underlined sections. This Sunday it is asked, What kind of soil will you be for the word of God? We hope this is inspiring and educational. Any comments you have are certainly welcomed.
Tim Francis prepared this educational program to help you increase your faith and love for the Holy Trinity and our Blessed Mother. His website is http://YouShallBelieve.com
I have known Tim for many years and recommend his work highly. He is a strong advocate for the “The Real Body and Blood Of Jesus” and the numerous miracles that occur on a daily basis. Both of us are greatly inspired by the amazing writings of Catalina Rivas. Catalina is one of the few individuals in history who personally experienced the “Stigmata Of Jesus Christ.”