When the lawyer asked Jesus, “Master, which is the great commandment in the law?” Jesus answered: “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
“This is the first and great commandment.
“And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.” (Matt. 22:36–39.)
Today’s verse talks about the second of these great commandments.
If we make a commitment to love one another we will find greater joy, satisfaction and friendship. It generally starts with the mindset.
If we always look for the best in others — this includes our family, friends, neighbors, enemies, children, husband, wife — They will be the most wonderful people in the world.
However, if we look for their weaknesses — which everyone has — these same people may become despicable.
We don’t need to belittle people to make ourselves better. Destroying your neighbors fence does not make your own yard any better.
We don’t need to stand against something and criticize others faults. We have Christ in our lives. We can actually stand for something great and true. We can live a life of character.
We can be Christlike.