Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 25 October 2020
Exodus 22:20-26. Psalm 18:2-3, 3-4, 47, 51. 1 Thessalonians 1:5c-10. Matthew 22:34-40.
Love God, Neighbor, Self. There are 613 Old Testament laws guiding faithful behavior. The Exodus writer tells us some: do not molest or oppress aliens, do not wrong widows and orphans, do to extort money from the poor, do not, do not, do not. Jesus gives us a summary in two laws (rooted in Deuteronomy 6:5 and Leviticus 19:18): (1) Love God with everything you have and are and (2) Love the neighbor as your very self.
- What will I do to love a foreigner, an alien, someone not like me?
- What will I do for someone who is poor, hungry, out of work?
- What will I do?