OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD 27th Monday of Ordinary Time OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY October 7, 2019 WORD of the DAY There was a scholar of the law who stood up to test him and said, “Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus said to him, “What is written in the law? How do you read it?” He said in reply, “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your being, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”… ‘Take care of him. If you spend more than what I have given you, I shall repay you on my way back.’ Which of these three, in your opinion, was neighbor to the robbers’ victim?” He answered, “The one who treated him with mercy.” Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.” (Luke 10: 25-27/35-37) How shall I live this Word? The Gospel passage reminds us that we are not asked to love the other in an absolute way, but as “yourself”. Only “The Lord your God” (Lk 10: 27) must be loved absolutely. To love the other with absolute and immediate love is...