Today's Collect asks that "we may hasten without stumbling to receive the things you have promised."
God has promised us eternal life but, as the readings remind us we need to remember that the "Lord is our God, the Lord alone! Therefore, you shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength."
This is repeated in the Gospel (Mark 12: 28-34) alone with the second commandment to love your neighbor as yourself."
I think that we keep trying to keep these two commandments, but it is not always easy. Let us ask for the grace to do so.