When Jesus was asked which of the commandments was the most important, he replied:
Matthew 22:37 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. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
Thus the "big print" in the Bible says:

love God

love one another


And breaking the second part down a bit:

help the less fortunate

do unto others as you would have them do unto you

judge not lest you be judged



To many of us, the conservative weapon-toting ethos doesn't resonate. The tendency to start wars doesn't seem like a good fit either. And judging folks based on their apparent motivation, life choices, sexual orientation, or religious alignment doesn't seem like something Jesus would do.

If you think you're somehow wrong because your views don't line up with the conservatives who have proclaimed their ownership (at least politically) of all things related to Christ, don't worry. You're not alone. There are many of us who find the liberal ideology a much more natural starting point for following Christ.











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