I wanted to read it tonight. After posting before, we did still watch Lost tonight, but didn’t stay up as late as we have been doing, so it seemed good to pick up where I left off (again).
There’s this thing in Mark 11 about Jesus cursing a fig tree and I’ve never understood that. Why did He do that? I asked Craig, but he was half asleep when I asked and he said he’d tell me tomorrow. I need to remember to ask.
In Mark 12:29-31, Jesus answered, “The most important [commandment] is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
There are times I think I can say this – when it comes down to it, of course I love God. Do I love him with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength? I’m not sure I’ve had to do this. I’m not saying I want to invite adversity into my life, but honestly, I’ve got it pretty easy. I want to learn to love God with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength without having to. I want to love him this way because I want to.
Small steps here.