Mark 12:30


“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” (Mark 12:30 ESV). I sat in the rather small seating area of the doctor’s office, waiting for my appointment. I was early and the doctor was late. Although I tried to occupy myself with something I’d brought along, it was difficult not to hear the conversations of other patients. (I’ll confess—I do enjoy people-watching and listening.) An elderly patient and her son sat near me. I glanced up as their conversation was suddenly…