Entries by Mark McKenzie, S.J.

Day 24: It’s All About Love

In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus makes it very simple. It is all about love, love of God expressed in love of our neighbor, of the people we live with and meet in our home, in the grocery store, at work or on the street. And what is love? I understand it to be the decision, the choice, the willingness to give value in my decision making to what is important to the other person. So “to love your neighbor as yourself” tells me to make the needs of my neighbor just as important as my own needs. It doesn’t say anything about that person’s race or nation of origin or skin color or religious beliefs.