University City United Church
Thoughtful Tuesday
Preparing for Worship!
November 4, 2018
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Scripture Reading
Mark 12:28-34

This week…
Asked what is the greatest commandment, Jesus promptly cites two, implying that they are equal. “Love God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength,” and “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Jesus goes on to say, “there is no commandment greater than these.” Given the huge plethora of commandments in the scriptures and religious tradition, it is refreshing – and challenging- to hear them reduced to these simple truths. Contemplate ways in which you love God, in which you love your neighbor, and love yourself.

God of grace,
we learn to love because you loved first.
This knowledge draws us ever closer to you.
May we overflow with love
for one another,
for you,
for ourselves,
and for all creation.