One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”
“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 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: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” – Mark 12:28-31
This is an awesome excerpt from the Gospel of Mark. After all the intellectual and theological poking and prodding from the religious leaders of his day Jesus set the record straight (true to character) with such a profoundly poignant answer that they are basically left speechless. Tune in over the next few days as I discuss this great portion of scripture in a little more detail.