A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew.
When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had left the Sadducees speechless, they gathered together; and one of them, a lawyer, attempted to trip Jesus up with this question, “Teacher, which commandment of the Law is the greatest?”
” ‘You will love the Most High God
with all your heart,
with all your soul, and
with all your mind.’
“That is the greatest and first commandment. The second is like it,
‘You will love your neighbor as yourself.’
“On these two commandments the whole Law is based, and the prophets as well.”
The Good News as spoken through Matthew.