St. Augustine reminds us that the love of God is the first in the order of commandment and that the love of neighbor is the first in the order of action. Both are necessary, each points to the other.

Sometimes people try to posit that love of God and love of neighbor are mutually exclusive. Jesus dispels this myth.

Dear Jesus, I love You because I am loved by You. As I celebrate this gift, may it flow into my words and deeds today.