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In St. Matthew's gospel (22:34-37) we read: "But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they came together. And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question, to test him. 'Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?' And Jesus said to him, `You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.'" It is easy to notice here, as on other occasions, that the man who asked the question was insincere. He wasn't looking for knowledge: he wanted to test Jesus, to put him in a compromising situation. But the answer he got was absolutely sincere. It was given clearly and directly, ignoring the hidden intention of the questioner. This answer is well known; it contains a phrase which I think has special relevance to Catholics today, and particularly to students, to people who work with their minds. "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind." With all your mind. What does it mean to love God with your mind?
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