“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”
— Matthew 22:37b-40 ESV
I don’t Christ came to establish a religion. I think he did something much more revolutionary than that. Christ embodies the ideals of every ancient religion and philosophy that genuinely seeks after truth. The message is simple: unconditional love.
It’s no mistake when after saying “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind” he says “And a second is like it” when referring to loving your neighbor as yourself. To love your God and to love your neighbor as the same substance as yourself are two inseparable activities, because God is within all things.