The other day Sarah asked me why the Old Testament said to love God with all your heart and soul and strength whereas the New Testament always said to love God with all your heart and soul and MIND. I looked it up. She's right. In all three Gospel accounts it says to love God with your mind.
Why does Jesus switch might for mind?
Is it because the strength of our love is determined by what we think?
I suppose that for me, loving God with my mind has always been very important concept. I find the idea of switching off my brain in order to practice my faith decidedly unattractive. Besides, I grew up in the 1960s and 1970s when New England was known as "the preacher's graveyard" and in that hostile environment it took more than a few warm fuzzies at church to carry me through the week. It had to be true or it wasn't worth it. And if it was true it couldn't be ignored.
But how do we love God with our minds? And what is a Christian mind?