Jesus called it the Greatest Commandment. Jews call it the “shema”.
“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.” (Deuteronomy 6:4-5)
It’s one of the most famous parts of the Scripture, repeated countless times a day all over the world. We know it.
But do we do it?
It’s the greatest command. It’s the one that encompasses everything else. Do we do it? Do I?
Do I love the Lord my God with all my heart? Is the direction of my heart, the intent of my heart, is it towards God?
Do I love Him with all my soul? Everything that is in me? Do I?
Do I love Him with every ounce of my being? All my might and strength? Is my life lived for love of Him, every drop of energy, until nothing is left?
So the next question is this: If my heart desires this relationship, if it really is the source and sum of all I want at the deepest part of me, how do I get there?