““The most important one,” answered Jesus,“ is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’” Mark 12:29-30
Jesus was very clear here. He was repeating the words from Deuteronomy. I’ve read this dozens of times, but today the word ALL stuck out. It was like they are being highlighted for emphasis. Before I get to the weighty matter of what all means, let’s look at the four elements Jesus articulates.
Heart. When I think of heart I think of passion. I think of the thing or things that drive me, that compel me. “The team with the most heart often wins.” It is more than emotion, but emotion is part of it. Another…
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