We often hear Jesus’ words, “Do this and you will live,” and take it as a future promise. But like many sages across traditions, he was speaking actively – that we can truly live today if we love our neighbours and love Divinity with everything we have. How do we love both God (or whatever you want to call the Creator Spirit) with everything, as well as love our neighbours? Sometimes it takes quite a bit of strength and patience to love our neighbours! Well, this hinges on what the scriptures mean by “neighbour” (and “God”) and if there actually is a separation between Divinity and the reality of who and what our “neighbours” are. Perhaps these are also synonymous with finding the naturalness of life, what some call finding regeneration, resurrection, and rebirth, escaping our enslavement to the machinations of the superficial social and personal pressures around and within us.