Two Great Commandments


“The Two Great Commandments”

Jesus has reached Jerusalem. He challenges the heart of the Jewish religion by driving out the traders in the Temple (Mk 11:15-19). The opposition to him is now at its height and religious leaders try all they can to trap him and arrest him. A first test is about paying taxes to Caesar (Mk 12;13-17) and a second concerns the resurrection of the dead (Mk 12:18-27). Jesus wins both arguments. Today’s Gospel, the last test, is about the greatest commandment. Jesus replies that the heart of the Law is a total undivided love of God and of one’s neighbor