My liberal-voting Christian friends sincerely point to Jesus's emphasis on the commandment to love thy neighbor as moral inspiration for their politics.
I'm not someone who quotes scripture in conversations, but I have to wonder, are these kind and thoughtful Christians cognizant that Jesus placed this "love commandment" second to the commandment to love the Lord thy God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind?
And if they are aware of that, what does it mean to them?
To me, it means a Christian must surrender heart and mind to the Word of God, and from there, to take a loving stance toward one's neighbor.
This formulation is a not-so-subtle distinction from the lazier interpretation of "love thy neighbor" that requires nothing of the Christian in terms of faith and doctrine.
Am I on the right track?