In the readings for today, God asks for the totality of our lives: all heart, all thought, all strength. It seems like there would be little left of us after such a commitment, but then God stretches us further. We must also love our neighbors and ourselves.
When our hearts are divided among many different objects and desires, it is indeed difficult to love ourselves and our neighbor. But when our hearts are united in God alone, we have access to an infinite source of love.
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