31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

St. Pius X | News
2 Nov 2018

To those willing to listen, Jesus goes straight to the heart of what constitutes true worship and spells out clearly the guidelines for good Christian living.  He tells us God’s commandments can be reduced to two:  love of God and love of our neighbour.  We are to love God with all we have got and, as if that is not enough, we are to love our neighbour as ourselves.  This is the total and complete commitment of love that Jesus is talking about and calling upon us to practice.  It is easily defined but presents us with a difficult challenge as it is far removed from the way in which most of us live.  A moment’s reflection will reveal that the person we care most for and look after best is our self.  The biting question to be faced is whether the love of God is evident in the love we have for our neighbour.  Perhaps it’s time to become a bit more conscious of those we have ignored and failed to treat as people and to see the faces of those who desperately need our love.  We show our love for God through definite and deliberate works of love for the sick, the elderly and the lonely because we meet God in their lives.  Christian love is about getting out of ourselves and reaching towards the needy.  The Kingdom of God is continually proclaimed when the love of God and the love of our neighbour are evident in the community.