Mark 12:28-34 Reflection
To love God, self and neighbor with all of our heart, mind and strength is well within touchable reality. I personally believe that to actually do so puts our soul in direct contact with Heaven. I am convinced the frequency of the Spirit’s breathing can continue to increase, animating our soul to then draw the entire nature of self into union with God. We can be both on earth and in Heaven here and now, reflecting Jesus within, as a ray of hope and peace. (Mark 12:28-34)
The First Commandment
28 One of the scribes came near and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, he asked him, “Which commandment is the first of all?” 29 Jesus answered, “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; 30 you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” 32 Then the scribe said to him, “You are right, Teacher; you have truly said that ‘he is one, and besides him there is no other’; 33 and ‘to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the strength,’ and ‘to love one’s neighbor as oneself,’—this is much more important than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.” 34 When Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” After that no one dared to ask him any question.