This commandment to love God with everything we are and everything we have has been an essential element to our prayers since the time of Moses. God instructs us all to repeat this commandment every day, to pass it on from generation to generation, to breathe it into our souls just as we breathe air into our lungs.
God Repeated It
God has asked us to repeat it, so that we will never forget it. This commandment, this path to full life and happiness, is our precious treasure. It is the spiritual diamond whose beauty shines out in all the other commandments that bring peace and prosperity to our souls and to the world. It is the key that unlocks all of our amazing potential as human beings, created in the image of the invisible God.
-Fr. John Bartunek, LC ThD (RCSpirituality.com)
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength…Impart these words upon your children, recite them morning and night and bind them around your wrist” as a constant reminder of God’s greatest commandment. -Deuteronomy 6:5-8