We Are Not Far From the Divine Kingdom!
“Hear O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and with all of your strength.”
Mark 12: 29-30.
Today we pray Jesus’ Shema, the central prayer of His People, the People of Israel. It is Jesus’ version because Jesus adds another phrase to the Shema found in the Torah, Deuteronomy 6: 4-5, “With all your mind”. It is significant because we are challenged to go beyond our heart to use our intellect to live the Shema in our lives.
Jesus challenges us to love the Divine One totally!
To love God totally, our will must be surrendered to the Divine Will! Our mind, our thoughts, must be conformed to this Will. Our thoughts of hate are incompatible and unacceptable because God is love!
Let us allow our total being to be an act of worship to the Eternal One!
Let us be like Jesus!