There is a significant intersect between the connection we have with God, the connection we have with others and the way we perceive our own selves. In 1955, Joseph Luft and Harrington Ingham discovered that a person will automatically receive greater knowledge about themselves the more vulnerable they allow themselves to be to others (specifically the ability to receive information about our own blind spots from others). When the Bible tells us to show love unconditionally to everyone (including our enemies), could this be an invitation to become far more powerful as a child of God?
‘”Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”’ –Matthew 22:36-40