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Daily Inspiration - March 1, 2021

Matthew 22:34-37

When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him, “ Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” He said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.”


The mind is a wonderful gift from God. Our ability to think comes from the creator. We all have spiritual gifts. Some of us are given the gift of thinking. This gift has helped us to make advances in medical science, astronomy, biology, physics, chemistry, and all the other sciences. But, somehow the church has allowed this gift to be degraded to be seen as not important, even to be seen as opposed to religion to the point to where there is now a divide between science and religion. Because of this, we have lost so much understanding on both sides.


When I read “A Brief History of Time” by Stephen Hawking or “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry” by Neil deGrasse Tyson, I find in their thoughts the beauty of God’s creation. When I look at the night sky, pictures from the Hubble Telescope, or at sub-cellular images, I see the beauty of God’s creation. I feel a spiritual connection to all who have gone before me in faith and to God, who gives us all this beauty and the ablity to learn about it. The mind is truly a spiritual organ that connects us to God’s glory.


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