of the scribes came near and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing
that Jesus answered them well, he asked him, ‘Which commandment is the first of
all?’ Jesus answered, ‘The first is, “Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the
Lord is one; you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all
your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.” The second is
this, “You shall love your neighbour as yourself.” There is no other
commandment greater than these.’ Then the scribe said to him, ‘You are right,
Teacher; you have truly said that “he is one, and besides him there is no
other”; and “to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and
with all the strength”, and “to love one’s neighbour as oneself”,—this is much
more important than all whole burnt-offerings and sacrifices.’ When Jesus saw
that he answered wisely, he said to him, ‘You are not far from the kingdom of
God.’ After that no one dared to ask him any question.
can I love God?
• Why I am
forbidden to do harm to others?