Jesus says it’s the greatest commandment, to love God with our of our heart, mind and strength. We must first and foremost make sure we are reconciled to him. We love him, because He first loved us. So our job as a church is to passionately pursue God above all else.
Jesus says to love God is the greatest commandment and he says that the second one is to love your neighbor as yourself. This is not an option. We have to love our neighbors. It is our calling to radically love all people.
Live the Mission
As a church we must live out the mission that Jesus has given us. He said at the end of his time here on earth that we are to go into all the world and make disciples, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey whatsoever I have commanded you. There’s a lot to unpack here, but needless to say, this is our driving force. We must first love God, then we can love our neighbor. And the way we show our love for God and love for our neighbor is to live out his mission. To follow his commands.