|Infant Christ as the Good Shepherd by Murillo.|
"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 neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”
(Matthew 22: 34-40)
Can you imagine how frustrated the Pharisees and the Sadducees must have been to hear Jesus answer their questions? Each time they tried to make Him stumble by giving Him a question they thought would trick Him, Jesus came back with an answer that made these learned men retreat from Him with their heads hung in shame. They hoped to humiliate and silence Jesus, but each time, Jesus, silenced them.
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