Perhaps one of Christ Jesus’ most profound and powerful teachings on love is found in the Gospel of Matthew, with his reply to a question from a Pharisee who was a lawyer (see 22:34–40 ). When the Pharisee asks him, “Master, which is the great commandment in the law?” Jesus’ response identified for the world the two great commands that lie at the heart of primitive Christianity and today’s Church: “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
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