I'm so glad he asked me that today, because this week's gospel reading was in the front of my mind, and so an answer ("You shall love God will all your mind, heart and soul; and your neighbor as yourself") rolled right off my tongue. Of course, there are many other possibilities, but I would venture to guess that whatever your particular House of Christianity looks like, this is one of the pillars holding it up. How would you answer this question?
(I have read quite a few commentaries trying to find a useful explanation of the second half of this week's gospel reading, by the way, but most of them brush if off with the equivalent of a chuckle and a "dont bother." Which, pig-headedly, makes me half want to preach a sermon on Davidic lineage or something, although I probably wont.)
How about you? What are you focussing on this week?
Are you saying good bye to Moses after your long journey together?
Starting at the very beginning (a very good place to start) with Psalm 1?
Or continuing your little series on Thessalonians?
Whichever direction you are heading, check in. The comments are open!
Links to texts with commentary found here.
Picture of the 5 pillars of Islam found here.