What’s right then?
Well, Jesus gives us a clue.
He says that all God expects is summed up in two simple but demanding principles.
1. Love God with all you’ve got!
2. Love everyone else with the same total commitment – as much as you’d love and care for yourself. Do to others, as you would want them to do to you! (Mark 12:28-34)
Jesus even went so far as to say love your enemies and DO GOOD (find Mercy) to those who abuse you! (Matthew 5:44, Romans 12:20, Luke 6:27, 35).
Now that’s a challenge compared to most of what goes on around us. It’s a challenge to our behaviour in our families, in our neighbourhood, and even to our national (and international) interests!
Just imagine if we all behaved like that – we’d end up with… heaven on earth?
Well, a one-way ticket to heaven, somewhere else in a spiritual future may be the final end, but in the meantime we have a job to do with Him.