27th Mar Mark 12:28-44 Love made real

Jesus words and his call to love God “with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength’ is a challenge to engage our whole being in response to God.

But perhaps even more challenging is the command to: ‘Love your neighbour as you love yourself. Knowledge of God’s love brings us close to the Kingdom just like the scribe but something more is needed to enter. Loving God involves loving others and challenging injustice which dehumanises and robs others of their dignity as children of God.

To follow Jesus means living these two commands in concrete ways and will inevitably challenge the status quo. It is love made real that reveals the Kingdom of God.

Are you up for the challenge?

Today’s thought-for-the-day is from Emma

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