The greatest need in our world today is for people to love others sacrificially.
We can turn the world upside down with love. True love is the love that hurts the lover.
Where will that hurt be most felt? It is not when you are loving someone the other side of the world. But it is to love those closest to you. It is to love your neighbour, the person next to you, who lives near you, even in your home.
“The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,” and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbour as yourself.” Love does no harm to a neighbour. Therefore love is the fulfilment of the law.” Romans 13:9-10
It doesn’t matter which commandment you choose and which one you profess to be successful at. The reason for obedience is not for any other reason but because God has transformed and renewed your mind and now within you is the love of Christ for other people.
Adultery, no, because you are committed to your spouse.
Murder, no, because you don’t want anyone to be harmed.
Steal, no, because you don’t want the person to be without.
Covet, no, because you know how to celebrate what others have.
The commandments could continue and your response is the same, you want the best for others because within you is Christ’s love for the world.
Why? Because you see God in people. They bear the image of God.