Click here to download and listen to this homily (20 minutes) given by Fr Thomas Weise. The greatest commandment is to love God with your entire being: heart, mind, body, and soul. The second is like the first. To love your neighbor as yourself. Jesus equates loving God with loving neighbor as we love our selves. When I have difficulty loving God or neighbor, it reminds me to check in and examine how free of the emotional baggage of shame, quilt, sin, unforgiveness, etc... that prevents me from truly love myself with the same joy that God loves me. Love always wins!
Readings: Exodus 22:20-26; Psalm 18; Thessalonians 1:5c-10; Matthew 22:34-40