And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” And the scribe said to him, “You are right, Teacher. You have truly said that he is one, and there is no other besides him. And to love him with all the heart and with all the understanding and with all the strength, and to love one’s neighbor as oneself, is much more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.” And when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And after that no one dared to ask him any more questions.
Mark 12:28-34.

In the middle of one of His acrimonious press conferences,  one of the reporters steps up and asks Jesus, "What really matters?" Jesus tells him. The reporter responds, "You're right. Loving God and loving our neighbor is more important than all the sacrifices we make because we don't." Jesus commends him.

It is hard to find people who know what matters. As November 3rd approaches, we act like this is the most important election of our lifetime. We have forgotten that the most important election is our own. Will YOU be one of God's elect? Or are you one of the called who will not be chosen?

"If anyone says, 'I love God,' and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen." (1 John 4:20). God does not care about the good works you do if you still hate your neighbor. You can either love one another, or get used to being cellmates in hell.