Évangile de Jésus Christ selon saint Matthieu 22,34-40.
En ce temps-là, les pharisiens, apprenant qu’il avait fermé la bouche aux sadducéens, se réunirent,
et l’un d’entre eux, un docteur de la Loi, posa une question à Jésus pour le mettre à l’épreuve :
« Maître, dans la Loi, quel est le grand commandement ? »
Jésus lui répondit : « Tu aimeras le Seigneur ton Dieu de tout ton cœur, de toute ton âme et de tout ton esprit.
Voilà le grand, le premier commandement.
Et le second lui est semblable : Tu aimeras ton prochain comme toi-même.
De ces deux commandements dépend toute la Loi, ainsi que les Prophètes. »
Scripture: Matthew 22:34-40
34 But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they came together. 35 And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question, to test him. 36 "Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?" 37 And he said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment.39 And a second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40 On these two commandments depend all the law and the prophets."
Daily Quote from the early church fathers: Loving God with heart, mind, and soul, by Origen of Alexandria (185-254 AD)
"Worthy is he, confirmed in all his gifts, who exults in the wisdom of God, having a heart full of the love of God, and a soul completely enlightened by the lamp of knowledge and a mind filled with the word of God. It follows then that all such gifts truly come from God. He would understand that all the law and the prophets are in some way a part of the wisdom and knowledge of God. He would understand that all the law and the prophets depend upon and adhere to the principle of the love of the Lord God and of neighbor and that the perfection of piety consists in love." (excerpt from COMMENTARY ON MATTHEW 13)