The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians by Martin Luther:|
works. The fact is, they are such excellent works that the world cannot
possibly estimate them at their true value.
It is tersely spoken: "Love thy neighbour as thyself." But what more needs
to be said? You cannot find a better or nearer example than your own. If
you want to know how you ought to love your neighbor, ask yourself how
much you love yourself. If you were to get into trouble or danger, you
would be glad to have the love and help of all men. You do not need any
book of instructions to teach you how to love your neighbor. All you have
to do is to look into your own heart, and it will tell you how you ought to
love your neighbor as yourself.
My neighbor is every person, especially those who need my help, as Christ