What I don’t understand is why folks even have to resort to such “interpretations”, when the religion’s own ‘Founder’ said it just as plain as day? And IMHO if they ain’t doing those things, then they have no business calling themselves a flippin’ “Christian” (James, Paulist, televangelists, Fundies, ‘Prosperity Gospel’, or otherwise)?!!
“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”
“All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” — Matthew 22:36–40