“Dear friends: In today’s Gospel, a scholar of the Law of Moses tested Jesus by asking him a question that preoccupied many teachers of the Law—and it was this: ‘What must I do to inherit everlasting life?’ Jesus responded by asking the scholar how he would answer his own question. The scholar replied correctly by quoting Scripture passages that Jews recite daily as part of their morning and evening prayer: ‘You shall love the Lord your God, with all you heart, with all you soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.’ Love of God and neighbor is indeed the fulfillment of the Law (cf. Mt. 22:36-40; Gal. 5:14; Rom. 13:8-10).
“But really to understand the scholar’s response, we have to keep two things in mind:”
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