A lawyer is putting Jesus to the test – meaning, he was cross examining Jesus to see of what he was made. So, he asks what is on his mind: “What shall I do to inherit eternal life?” What is the bottom line, Jesus? Was he looking for bare minimum to still make it… or was he looking for some sensational answer, but Jesus does a perfect lawyer trick – he answered with a question! “What do you see written in the law?” The lawyer replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, strength, and mind…. And neighbor as yourself”. Jesus said “Right on, do this and you will live!” If you ask the same question you will get the same answer… the answer is not the issue for me, but the intentional living out of that answer is my problem! What does it mean to love with your heart… your soul… your strength… your mind?
“Loving God, how do I love you with my heart – how is that different from loving with my soul? Am I half hearted with my love for you? Am I able to focus my mind on you? Help me spend my nights and my days, leaning to love you… with all of me. Amen.”