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Theme: The commandment to love - empowered by the Holy Spirit. Doing God's will.
First: Exodus 22:20-26 - The Lord tells Moses to instruct the people how to behave towards the stranger, the widow, the orphan, the poor - and that the Lord will listen to their cries.
Psalm 18 - I love you, Lord, my strength.
Second: I Thessalonians 1:5-10 - Paul reflects that the people took to the gospel with the joy of the Holy Spirit, that the broke with idolatry and were converted to God and are now waiting for Jesus to come from heaven.
Gospel: Matthew 22: 34-40 - The Pharisees put Jesus to the test by asking about the greatest commandment - he answer "love the Lord your God and love your neighbour as yourself."