Hosea 14:2-10; Mark 12:28-34
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,
With all your soul,
With all your mind,
And with all your strength.”
In my busy multi-tasking life, how frequently do I do the above?
Do I let other worldly concerns prioritize my energy?
“You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
Who is my neighbor?
Do I love myself?
“And to love him with all your heart
With all your understanding,
With all your strength,
And to love your neighbor as yourself
is worth more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.”
Do I engage in 21st century parallels of ritualistic burnt offerings and sacrifices?
Do I love Him, my neighbor, and myself with all my understanding and strength?
“And when Jesus saw that he answered with understanding…”
Do I respond as the scribe did, i.e., with understanding?
Do I practice these two great commandments?
By Elizabeth Furlong