But when the Pharisees heard that he (Jesus) had silenced the Sadducees with his reply, they thought up a fresh question of their own to ask him. One of them, an expert in religious law, tried to trap him with this question: “Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the Law of Moses?”

Jesus replied, “`You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: `Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the other commandments and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.”

[Mathew 22:34-40]

Love God with all our hearts, souls and minds. So, love God with passion because we don’t deserve his saving graceful love; with our actions, because he didn’t have to act to keep us around; with our minds in what we learn and teach. But we are to love others just as we are to love God. We are to equally love others, as we love God. We can do this by forgetting our selves and meeting the needs of others around us. Of course God doesn’t want us to be stepped all over and used and abused, but I can truly say I believe that if we serve others, God will protect us from those kinds of things. Maybe sometimes we are put through those kinds of things so that we can be a light to others, because we know God is just putting us through the fire to refine us and have all the crap burned off, so only the good will remain. So, I say this: Love God and People as you love your self, serve others as if they were your need, by doing this you are serving God, and in return he will provide for you.