First reading: Deuteronomy 34:1-12
Psalm: Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17
Second reading: 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8
Gospel: Matthew 22:34-46
When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him.
“Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?”
He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’
This is the greatest and first commandment.
And a second is like it:
‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’
On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”