In The Jesus Creed, Scot McKnight challenges his readers to pray / recite the Jesus Creed every morning and every evening for 30 days. The Jesus Creed comes from Mark 12:28-31 where Jesus is asked which commandment is the most important in God’s Law. Jesus responds, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall 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: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
I’ve only been doing this for a couple of days, but I immediately realize that this is something I desperately need. I need continual reminders to love God. And lately, I’ve needed even more reminders of the call to love others. If you’re like me, daily reminders are a very good thing. I’d encourage you to think about joining me over the next 30 days in making the Jesus Creed a part of your daily thought process.