If we love our country, we should also love our fellow countrymen. (Ronald Reagan, 40th president of the United States)

When patriots talk about their country, what is it they’re speaking of? Its geography, its resources, its political system? Nations are made up of people, and Reagan was right to encourage citizens to love one another. Sounds like a biblical instruction, doesn’t it? And its good advice for all of us to follow.

Love the Lord your God with all your heart … soul and … mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:37-39).