The Greatest Commandment

Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law? Jesus replied: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. Matthew 22:36-37

To love God better, we need to first understand three abstract concepts.

  • Heart- where we feel emotions and intuition. We’ve discussed emotions before as something we create based on our perspective.
  • Soul-  the part of us that never dies. Where our logic resides. Where our memories reside. So if our logic does not match God’s logic, we can not love God with all of our minds, because that logic produces the thoughts that govern the mind.
  • Mind- what produces thoughts based on our logic

So the heart feels, soul interprets, and mind produces thoughts.

We love better God by using the proper perspective to govern our emotions. Writing logic based in the Truth to govern our souls. And using better logic to produce wholesome thoughts. And using those thoughts to do good in the world.