The Shema is the most important prayer in Jewish tradition, and is most likely the first words Jesus prayed as a child. It's composed of Deuteronomy 6:4-9, Deuteronomy 11:13-21, and Numbers 15:37-41. This prayer points to the proper posture of a believer before the Lord: one of listening. Ultimately, the Shema is fulfilled by Jesus at His transfiguration. We invite you to listen to this teaching and reflection on this prayer by Fr. Frank Giuffre. Fr. Giuffre is the Chair of the Department of Sacred Scripture at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.
We invite you to prayerfully ponder these Reflection Questions:
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