The scriptures teach that after Jesus went to the coasts of Judea. It was in this place that many people came, including the pharisees. Although most of the people’s intentions were good the pharisees intentions were not.
One of the pharisees asked the Savior of the world:
17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,
19 Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?
21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.
22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.
When I think about what it means to love thy neighbour as thyself I think of true sacrifice. For this particular man that was to sell all of his worldly possessions and give it all to his neighbors. It was too hard for him. I wonder what I must do to love my neighbors.