"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."" (Matthew 22:37)
What is it you love to do? Your very most favorite thing? The one thing you do as often as possible, tell people about and share with others? I have a couple of friends who love gardening. I thought gardening would be "over" now but I soon found out differently. They have finished, for the year, outdoors but they still have plants inside, supplies to clean up and put away and - when they can - the catalogs for next year's garden.
The Pharisees think, since Jesus "silenced the Sadducees" (v. 34), they will try to stump Jesus themselves. Which commandment "is the greatest?" (v. 36) Jesus proceeds to sum up the first four commandments "Love God with all your mind, soul, heart". (v. 37) And in the Gospel of Mark "strength" is added. (Mark 12:30) Then Jesus sums up the other six commandments - "and your neighbor as yourself." (v. 39) A call, then and now, to be putting God first -- living the faith we profess. Sometimes we are the only Bible people will ever see let alone read.
We, as Caregivers, are already loving, and taking care of, our receivers but are we loving God with our whole heart, mind, soul, and strength? Can we use our very favorite thing - sewing, gardening, knitting, fishing - to be spending time with God? Can we share God's love with the results of said favorite thing and time with God? How is God asking you to spend time with God? How is God asking you to share?
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