4Hear, O Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. 5You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. 6Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart. 7Recite them to your children and talk about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you rise. 8Bind them as a sign on your hand, fix them as an emblem on your forehead, 9and write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. (Deuteronomy 6:4-9, NRSV)
This is the Shema. A prayer Jewish people say every morning and every evening.
The Lord is our God. We need to love God with all our heart, our soul, and our strength.
They bind these words to their hands, forehead and on their homes. These words are important to say and remember.
How would your life change if you said, believed, and did these words?