Gospel Mass Readings Reflection for 03/03/23
"Being saved is not a matter of simply the individual's relationship with God, but it is communal...that reminds us of the second greatest commandment". Obviously I get this in terms of the one I sinned against, but when I examine my conscience , I do it alone. When I go to confession I do it alone. I never thought very deeply about the communal aspect. Thank you, Phillip.
Jesus does say that the second is like the first, but He does say that loving God is the first and great commandment in Matthew 22:38. This is because sanctifying grace flows into us through the first. Then we are equipped for doing the second.
Oh, I agree totally. You are right.