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PRECEPTS OF CHARITY

The two great commandments of divine revelation, first stated in the Old Law and confirmed by Christ in the Gospels. They are: 1. "You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength"; and 2. "You must love your neighbor as yourself" (Deuteronomy 6:4-5; Leviticus 19:18; Mark 12:30-31). The phrase "with all your mind" is Christ's addition to the teaching of the Old Testament, as well as the observation that "there is no greater commandment than these" (Mark 12:31).

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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