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Mark 12:30: With All

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Mark 12:30: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul with all your mind and with all your strength.

God does not love us partially but fully and completely.  Why do we love him in bits and pieces?   What is it we fear giving over to God?

God abides with us constantly and always. Why do we come and go in our relationship with him?  What is it that distracts us so much from God?

God defends and protects us in ways both seen and unseen.  Why do we insist on our own plans in our own time?  What is so important to us that we seek to control so vigorously?

God loves us fully even though we love him partially.

God loves us always even though we love him inconstantly.

God loves us dynamically, eternally . . . and with all he has and is.  Let us struggle anew to love God with all that we have . . . and all that we are.

This is what Christ asks of us today and all days.

Read more about The Shema and reflect on it may figure more in our daily activities, thoughts and prayers on this blog at: https://thenoontimes.com/2012/05/29/woe/

A re-post from July 18, 2012.

Image from: http://www.perfectmemorials.com/the-shema-black-framed-stone-plaque-p-5945.html

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