Matthew 22:37-40 Jesus said to him, you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it, you shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.

Jesus told us what the Lord wants from us, He demonstrated this in His actions through life and even unto death. And yet we still judge others, we still speak in anger, we still try to tear down the faith of others and we still give conditional love instead of just loving others as we are commanded. Why do we do this? We have been told better, we have been shown better and deep down we know better.

Our fleshly nature and old habits are very difficult things to walk away from and that is where pride resides. Sinful pride wants us to be first, to be the best and to reach for the top at any cost. Cast your pride away and humble yourself before God and men. Follow the path of Jesus to God and joy and life everlasting.