Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against one of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. Leviticus 19:18
The intercom on the phone sitting on Richards desk beeped then blared forth the voice of his boss, “Richard, come to the break room immediately!” Richard knew better than to ignore that tone of voice. He wondered what he could have done to deserve his boss yelling at him. He stood and raced to the break room. As he stepped through the door he slipped in a puddle of water and saw immediately that his boss needed help cleaning up the mess. Richard grabbed papers towels from the dispenser by the handful but it didn’t seem to be doing much good. Richard noticed the janitor walk in with his tools and open the cupboard door under the sink. More water poured out. Richards boss raised his voice three notches higher, ordering the door closed. The janitor calmly asked for help to fix the broken pipe, but the request fell on deaf ears since for some obscure reason Richards boss despised the janitor. Richard took a deep breath and bravely suggested to his boss that they help the janitor fix the broken pipe and in doing so the water would no longer be rushing onto the floor faster than they could clean it up. The boss let loose a tirade about not liking janitors and what they stood for and how useless they were. He ranted and raved until his voice was hoarse. In the mean time the janitor did his best to fix the broken pipe on his own closing the cupboard doors every time the boss looked his direction. In the meantime Richard and his boss continued to use paper towels to mop the water off the floor.
So love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second most important commandment is this: ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these. Mark 12:30, 31