“Which commandment is the most important of all?” Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall 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: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

Mark 12:28b-31

We are constantly looking for loopholes when it comes to the second greatest commandment: loving others as ourselves. But God doesn’t give us any.

When we try to get away with loving just some He clarifies: love everyone. Always.

Scriptures

  • 1 John 4:7-12
  • 1 John 4:19-21
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