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dc.contributor.authorSchuler, Jeanneen_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary Number: 423en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Greatest Commandments|Like a crowd betting on the next race, they circled Jesus to put him to the test. Lawyers, teachers, and priests, they would snare the carpenter's son. They were educated and respected. Jesus brushed aside the trap. Like Ezekiel, he opens his mouth and our dry bones rattle.|The words are simple. We are born for love. We find the source of our being in love. Not just friends, family, and countrymen, but strangers and even enemies are my neighbor. Loving doesn't deny the self; it brings me home.|Simple words can confound us. We who are organized, articulate, and on task can lose sight of the big picture. Suddenly it is we who lay in pieces on a great plain waiting for the wind to blow. Listening, his words knit us together.|Those testing Jesus are skilled at arguments and strategy. They could cite evidence, debate issues, and create dilemmas. But they lose sight of the truth that directs reason. They did not try to understand. So their sculpted words disappear in the wind.|Often we grow tired of contests and controversy. Wary of being pounced on, we draw the wrong conclusion: stop thinking. Thinking becomes just another way to win. But we can no more stop thinking than stop singing.|Learning to think is like learning to love: it takes us into the world and closer to you.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.rightsThese reflections may not be sold or used commercially without permission. Personal or parish use is permitted.en_US
dc.titleReflection for Friday, August 25, 2006: 20th week in Ordinary Time.en_US
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.program.unitCollege of Arts and Sciencesen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorSchuler, Jeanne A.en_US Timeen_US 20en_US
dc.subject.local1Ezekiel 37:1-14en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 107:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9en_US
dc.subject.local4Matthew 22:34-40en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US IIen_US

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