Mark 12:28-34One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, "Of all the commandments, which is the most important?" "Themost important one," answered Jesus, "is this: 'Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.'
The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater thanthese." "Well said, teacher," the man replied. "You are right in saying that God is one and there is no other but him. To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices." When Jesus saw that he had answered wisely, he said to him, "You are not far from the kingdom of God." And from then on noone dared ask him any more questions.
Have you ever wondered what happened to the dinosaurs? How did those giant lizards become extinct? And did the Bible ever mention anything about them? Have you ever asked these questions before? I suspect quite a number of you have.I came to know Christ as a 15 year old student in secondary school. That’s not too longago. As a curious new believer, I began asking how the Genesis account of creation inseven days explains those interesting dinosaurs you’d find watching Jurassic Park or National Geographic. So hoping to get some answers, one fine day I picked up thecourage to ask my science teacher who is also a Christian. I asked him: “Why did Godcreate dinosaurs and let all of them die, ah? Were the dinosaurs safe inside Noah’s ark?Did the flood drown all of them?” He gave me “one kind” of look and then asked meanother question in return. He said: “Tell me. Does God answer your prayers?”I was a bit shocked at first. “Er… Don’t blame me la… I didn’t pray for the dinosaur’sextinction ok!” Maybe he sensed that I was confused, so he went on, “Aiya… If God hasanswered your prayers, why do you need to ask so many things?” So if you have anexperience that God is real in your heart, why bother thinking so much? From that day on, I found out that for many Christians an intellectual understanding of what we believe and why you believe is not important as long as you have an experientialfeeling in your heart! The heart is what you used in a relationship with God but the brainis what you used while studying science, computers, economics and history in school.There is a separation of the heart for spiritual stuffs and the mind for secular stuffs likedinosaurs. When that happens, no wonder our faith has so little impact on how we do our 1