If like me you are not particularly religious try re-reading this commandment replacing the phrase "the Lord thy God" with the word "life" or the word "universe". The commandment then makes perfect sense.
Funny as a child I learnt this commandment by heart but remember it slightly differently's comments: "Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind and with all thy understanding." Is there another version or did I add "understanding" in my child mind? Either way this is how I paraphrase it these days "Love life with all thy understanding."
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That same day, Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. And great crowds gathered about him so that he got into a boat and sat there, while the whole crowd stood on the beach. And he told them many things in parables, saying: 'A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them. Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where there was very little soil, and they sprang up right away, since there was no depth to the soil. But when the sun arose, they were scorched, and since they had no root, they withered away. Other seeds fell upon thorns and the thorns grew up and choked them. Other seeds yet fell on good soil and brought forth grain, some a hundred fold, some sixty, some thirty. He who has ears, let him hear.
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