Christianity is about every aspect of life. That includes thoughts, emotions, and will. It includes how we relate to God, ourselves and others. Jesus said we should love God “with all the heart, with all the understanding, with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love one’s neighbor as oneself” (Mark 12:33). In Matthew 22:37-39, Jesus said the same thing a little differently: “with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind … You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
God calls on His people to use every part of themselves to serve Him and others. Christians should engage their mind and emotions when learning about God and looking for ways to help their neighbors.
Unfortunately, many Christians are not doing either and that’s hurting efforts to make disciples of those people who grow up in churches.
We must do better.
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.