By Rabbi Daniel Glass, August 12, 2008
"And you should love the Lord, your God with all your heart" Deuteronomy 6:5
Cupid's arrow sails rapidly through the air and strikes the unsuspecting heart. Without warning, you are in love.
If love - and feeling in general - is something that happens to me, something that emanates, seemingly randomly, from an external source, if I either feel something or I don't, then how can the famous second line of the Shema command me to "love"? What am I being asked to do - to decide to love?