Text: Mark 12:28-34
What do I love? I love Dolly Parton, any kind of pizza, collecting old watches, discussing theology with colleagues and friends, and watching the TV show “The Mentalist.” I love riding motorcycles, cooking a good meal, reading a good book, looking at religious artifacts, and listening to Dolly Parton. I love beautiful, well-crafted furniture, sharing a cup of hot tea with a friend, being a pastor, and oh, did I mention that I love Dolly Parton? These are some of the things I love.
But “What do I love?” is not the real question for us today. The real question, the serious question is, “What do I love when I love my God?” The greatest commandment, Jesus says, is to “love God with all your heart, mind, soul and strength.” In other words, the most important thing Jesus says I can do is to love God with my whole being – with every part of who I am. So, I am wondering, “What do I love when I love my God with every ounce of who I am?” And “What do you love when you love your God with every ounce of who you are?”