“Jesus replied, ‘The first is this: Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is Lord alone! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.”
- Instead of reading “Hear, O Israel,” insert your name, “Hear, O (name) . . . ”
- What does Jesus’ response say to you?
- If Jesus’ response makes you uncomfortable, sit with what makes you pause as you listen to Jesus and then talk about that with him.
Heritage word—“The invitation suggests that hearts have strayed and have become, to a degree, separated from God, others, the world, and even from one’s self.”
(Sister Anne Mary, 11thProvincial of the Toledo Province)