October 30, 2018: “Lectio Divina” (Mark 12:28-34)

October 30, 2018

Rev. Sarah TevisTownes

Bible Session Topic

This week, Katherine and Brent Williams will lead us in Lectio Divina, a traditional Benedictine practice of listening to and experiencing the Word of God. Their text will be Mark 12:28-34, which includes the words: “You shall love God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.” and “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” We will also be remembering those who have passed in the last year, honoring them as a part of All Saints Sunday.


Bible Study Scripture

Mark 12:28-34a

New International

28 One of the teachers of the law came and … asked (Jesus), “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”

29 “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’  There is no commandment greater than these.”

32 “Well said, Teacher,” the man replied. “You are right in saying that God is one and there is no other but him. 33 To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.”

34 When Jesus saw that he had answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.”