Who is my neighbour?
The Word This Week
Both first reading and Gospel today invite us to be “down to earth” about the Law of God. It’s very easy to become an “expert in religion” – knowing all the right answers, remembering all the right quotes, and so on. But for Moses and for Jesus, if God’s Law is to be kept anywhere, it must be in our hearts and in our everyday lives. We are not to be concerned with keeping our eyes fixed on heaven, if it means that we cannot see the poor man at our feet.
First Reading: Deuteronomy 30:10-14
Responsorial Psalm: Seek the Lord, you who are poor, and your hearts will
Second Reading: Colossians 1: 15-20
Gospel: Luke 10: 25-37