Why is love so important in Scripture? 1 Corinthians 13:3 says, "If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn't love others, I would have gained nothing." Wow! That is a powerful statement. You see, at the center of Christ's ministry is love. It motivated Him to take on human form and even give His life so that we could spend eternity with Him. We encourage you to walk in love with one another. Maybe you don't agree with someone's politics or opinions but if you do not have love, you would have gained nothing- even if you are "right"! The first and second greatest commandments are love the Lord your God and love your neighbor as yourself. Let us put aside hateful talk for unity, understanding and compassion. After all, that is exactly what Christ did.