Psalm: Psalm 90:1-6, 3-17;
First Reading: Deuteronomy 34:1-12;
Second Reading: 1 Thess 2:1-8;
Gospel: Matthew 22: 34-46.
In this sermon I talk about how the yoke of Jesus changes how we understand the Torah – from rules to obey to earn God’s love and forgiveness, to the way we respond to God and love God with all our heart and mind and soul. Love is described as trust, loyalty, enduring devotion, being committed to and acting for the well-being of.
I go on to talk about how we often miss is that these two commandments work together. We love God by loving our neighbour.
My hope is that people will be encouraged to grow in love, of God by growing in commitment, loyalty, working for the wellbeing of their neighbour.