Readings: Ex 22:20-26. 1Thes 1:5c-10. Mt 22: 34-40
On a daily basis, we strive to be better, to improve our standards of living. That’s why we work hard (I presume we’re working hard). Sometimes, we even go to the extent of depriving others the good that’s due to them (in so many ways), all for our own benefit. We fail to do what we’re supposed to do for the sake of our comfort and convenience. We pursue what we think will be for our good. We’re taught to look out for number one.
Have you ever imagined how much good could be done if our actions were inspired by love for others? If our motivation is the objective good of the other (whoever that “other” is), we’ll be surprised by how much good will go around through our communities. The good that we do to our neighbours, spouses, children, students, teachers, leaders, needy, etc. will return to us multiplied. In looking out for number two, number one will be taken good care of. And for this, we won’t wait for a critical mass before we do it; we’ll start as individuals.
May Jesus Christ grant us the grace to love others as we love ourselves.