When Jesus was asked, “What is the greatest commandment?” he responded, “You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets." (Matthew 22:36-40). It’s that simple. Inside the church walls and outside in our communities, we are called to show love…to be love…to do love.
I John 4:7-8 charges us: “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.”