So Much More: Creating Space for God (Lectio Divina and Scripture Meditation)

So Much More: Creating Space for God (Lectio Divina and Scripture Meditation)

Jodie Niznik

Start with Love | Guided Lent Scripture Meditation Mark 12:28–31

March 11, 2024   ●   18 min

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This guided Scripture meditation for Lent leads us to consider how we love God and love others.

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The Old Testament Law was complex. There were 613 laws that Jews were required to follow. Religious leaders in Jesus’ day liked to debate which of these laws were more important than the others. When Jesus received this question, he summed up the entire law simply. In fact, he used just one word: love. Love God and love others.


This guided meditation will give you space to consider how God may be inviting you to love him and others in new ways.


This is our fifth Lent meditation. You can find out more about Lent, where it originated, and how Christians traditionally practice it through my free Lent Guide here.

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The passage meditated on in this episode is:

Mark 12:28–31, NIV

28 One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”

29 “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ n There is no commandment greater than these.”

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