“Israel, remember this ! The Lord and the Lord alone is our God. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. Never forget these commands that I am giving you today ! … Tie them on your arms and wear them on your foreheads as a reminder. Write them on the doorposts of your houses and on your gates.” (Deuteronomy 6)
According to a commentary heard during a teaching at Paray le Monial, this basic commandment of God, with respect to His people of Israel, is carried out fully in Jesus : He alone loved God His Father with all His Heart… until It was pierced. He alone really fixed this commandment to his hands nailed to the Cross, to his forehead with the crown of thorns, to the doorposts of his house through the blood which bathed his Cross…
Heart of Jesus, sanctuary of justice and love, have pity on us.