“What is the greatest commandment?” Jesus does not simply say to love God, but qualifies his response by saying we are to love God with all of our heart, with all of our mind, and with all of our soul.. To Jesus, a half-hearted, unreasoned, lukewarm response to God is unacceptable, and a contrary response to what the greatest commandment calls. Jesus’ calls us to a complete abandonment to God in love, a total giving of ourselves, heart, mind and soul. This can be a challenge at first, but once we see in our self-gift that it brings a joy that only God can give you don’t want to settle for anything else.
Fr. Jason Keas