Hopefully in the month of February, we will reach the story of Moses in the class and begin to talk about the Law. And since this is the greatest commandment, we will definitely want to talk about it.
Mostly I chose this verse for two reasons. The first reason is: it's a foundational Bible verse. Like John 3:16 this is one of those often quoted verses that is central to not only our faith tradition, but others. The second reason is less noble. All of the Middle Schooler's complained that January 2017's verse was too long, and in the end no one memorized it. So I'm hoping with a shorter verse, more of them will actually participate.