I read: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength and with all your mind.” I think: Love God with everything. Love God with my whole being. Got it.
Maybe I don’t. What if I read it: Love God with all my parts?
Love God with my “Mother heart” part, and my “praise tambourine in one hand bottle of Jim Beam in the other” part, and my “Willful Finisher/Manic Overachiever” part and my ” Hyper-rational, hyperventilating Overthinker” part.
What if Jesus Christ really lives in me with His Kindness, His Incarnation, His Power, and His Wisdom and He wants to hold the reigns on all these other parts? What if He wants to redeem them? What if He wants to express Himself through my own broken humanity?
What if the way to love Him wholly is learning to love Him in all my parts?
On the other hand, maybe I’m just a little crazy.