I will be taking the next three days off from blogging to focus on celebrating Thanksgiving with my family and friends.
But I want to change things up a bit and try something new. My holiday break provides a great opportunity for a test run.
I would like to engage in conversation with you. I am not interested in our debating with one another, but since I have been sharing my thoughts with you, I would like to know some of yours. I want to open up a space for dialogue to encourage learning and growth in all of us. I am inviting you to dig deeper with me.
Please read below, think about my questions, then take time to do a personal study on the matter. It might even prove to be a great topic for discussion with your friends and family over the next few days. I would love for you to share your thoughts (and theirs if any) with me. You can share your thoughts with me by email, priviate message, or by commenting on my link on Facebook. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you will allow me to do so, I would like to post your thoughts (anonymously) along with mine by Monday, November 30th.
Here's the topic for discussion:
Matthew 22:35-38 says "And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. 'Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?' And he said to him, 'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment...,'" (ESV).
If Jesus said loving God with all our heart, soul, and mind is the great and first commandment, it must be important to Him for us to love Him.
If it's important to God that we love Him with all our heart, soul, and mind, to be able to fulfill this commandment we need to know how.
Why is our loving God with all our heart, soul, and mind important to Him?
How do we love God with all our heart, soul, and mind?