“Love the Lord…”

Lectio Divina for Oct. 29th from the Gospel reading for Matthew 22:34-40
“You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all you soul and with all you mind…”
What is the Lord personally saying to me? 
Love me with all that you have and you will then have learned the greatest practice of life. When you learn to love others you have most definitely grown spiritually and you again are loving me with all your mind, all your heart and all your soul.
What does the Lord personally want me to do?
Continue to look outside of myself and love others. Think of them above myself. Love them as much as God has left me and know that I am loving God when I do so.
Lord, help me love you by loving others more genuinely. Be with me as I love them with all my mind, with all my heart and with all my soul.

 Daily Quote from the early church fathersLoving God with heart, mind, and soul, by Origen of Alexandria (185-254 AD)

“Worthy is he, confirmed in all his gifts, who exults in the wisdom of God, having a heart full of the love of God, and a soul completely enlightened by the lamp of knowledge and a mind filled with the word of God. It follows then that all such gifts truly come from God. He would understand that all the law and the prophets are in some way a part of the wisdom and knowledge of God. He would understand that all the law and the prophets depend upon and adhere to the principle of the love of the Lord God and of neighbor and that the perfection of piety consists in love.” (excerpt from COMMENTARY ON MATTHEW 13)

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