What It’s All About

What it’s all about is neither the hokey-pokey nor 42. One day while Jesus was teaching, a religious leader approached Jesus and asked him which law he thought was the most important of all.

Jesus quickly answered, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” Then he added, “And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ The entire Bible is built on those two laws.” (Matthew 22:36-40) Later, the Apostle Paul would point out that “love your neighbor as yourself” sums up the entire law. After all, he said, love does no harm to its neighbor: if you love someone, you’re not going to kill him, or steal from him, or do anything else but what would help him. (Romans 13:8-10, Galatians 5:14).

So what is it all about? It is all about love.

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About R.P. Nettelhorst

I'm married with three daughters. I live in southern California and I'm the interim pastor at Quartz Hill Community Church. I have written several books. I spent a couple of summers while I was in college working on a kibbutz in Israel. In 2004, I was a volunteer with the Ansari X-Prize at the winning launches of SpaceShipOne. Member of Society of Biblical Literature, American Academy of Religion, and The Authors Guild
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