Thursday of the 9 week in ordinary time ‘b’
After the scribe agrees with Jesus on the first and second most important commandments, Jesus tells him something interesting: “You are not far from the Kingdom of God.” We too know those two most important commandments- to love God with all our heart and to love our neighbor as ourselves. And we agree with Jesus, just like that scribe. But it is not enough to understand nor to agree; we need to act on it, practice them in our life. Because if you only agree with Jesus, then He would tell you- good, you are not too far from the kingdom. At least you agree with me. But if you implement these two commandments into your life, then I am sure Jesus would tell you, you are no longer close to the kingdom, now you have reached my kingdom.