Jesus said, "’Love the
Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence.’ This
is the most important, the first on any list. But there is a second to
set alongside it: ‘Love others as well as you love yourself.’ These two
commands are pegs; everything in God’s Law and the Prophets hangs from
them." Matthew 22:37-40 (TM)
The Beatles sang, "All You Need is Love", and it goes to show you that God can and will use anybody to get His point across. As much as we try to heap our own human expectations on to it ("don’t do this," "don’t do that," "go here," "do this," "read this one," "vote for him," "buy this," "don’t watch that," "don’t listen to this,"), God’s call to us boils down to two ingredients:
- Love God
- Love others.
If we act upon that at the core of our being, everything else will follow.