November 25, 2017, 3:48 pm
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What Is truly important

WHEN the Pharisees heard that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, and one of them, a scholar of the law, tested him by asking, “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” He said to him, “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. 

“The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.”

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The ability to know what is truly important is essential to our life. In school, for example, we are taught in reading comprehension about the importance of the topic sentence of a paragraph. The topic sentence is the main idea of the paragraph, and being able to identify it helps one understand what the whole paragraph is saying. Even in doing things, it has always been a wise advice that when several tasks are at hand, we must identify the important ones and start with them. 

Our readings this Sunday also talk about being able to identify what is truly important. In the Gospel, a scholar of the law asked Jesus, “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” There are 613 laws that a faithful Jew should observe. That is why the question of the scholar is a very valid question. “We have so many laws. But of these laws, which is the most important?” 

To this question Jesus immediately responds by quoting Deuteronomy 6:5, “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind...” And by adding, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” he summarizes the whole law and the prophets. These are now the two important commandments. The answer of Jesus shows his ability to see from among the many provisions of the law which is truly important. Jesus has the ability to look at many things and see what lies at their very heart. Jesus has an eye that differentiates what is essential from what is incidental. 

This is something that we should learn from Jesus. Sometimes we confuse what is important with what is urgent. Urgency does not always make something important. And not every important matter is urgent. There are also times when we focus so much on trivial matters and spend so much time on them that we miss the necessary ones. We miss the forest for the trees.

We need to look at things the way Jesus does because Jesus is love and love is the greatest of the commandments. It is also about being able to identify what or who is truly important. Only one who knows what or who is truly essential will be able to truly love.

Loving God with all our heart, with all our soul, and with all our mind is possible only if we accept that God is important to us. We cannot love God with everything that we are, with everything that we have, if we do not acknowledge that God should be loved above all else. St. Paul, in the Second Reading today, affirms the Thessalonians because they “turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God and to await his Son from heaven...” They were able to turn to God from idols because they discovered that God is supremely important.

Loving our neighbor as ourselves is also possible only if we discover that our neighbors are as important as ourselves. If you look at yourself as more important than others you will not be capable of truly loving. If you look at wealth, possessions, power, position, and authority as more important than human beings, you will not be able to show genuine care and concern. 

In the First Reading, the Lord lays down the laws on how the Israelites should deal with others, especially those who are not equal to their status–resident aliens, widows, orphans, and the poor. At the heart of these instructions, God is saying, people are more important than interests from loans or cloaks given as a pledge. Value people and you will be able to love them.

Let us implore Jesus for the grace to see and recognize what is truly important–to have a heart like his and to love as he does.

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– Fr. Reginald R. Malicdem
– (Oct. 29, 2017)
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