You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength.  Mark 12: 30

“To live a spiritual life is to live in the presence of God.  . . . Only God counts, and in God all people and all things are embraced with love.  To live in the presence of God, however, is to live with purity of heart, with simple-mindedness, and with total acceptance of his will.  That, indeed, demands a choice, a decision, and great courage.  It is a sign of true holiness.”

to read the rest of this devotional see Show Me the Way: Daily Lenten Readings by Henri Nouwen