34 When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had left the Sadducees speechless, they met together. 35 One of them, a legal expert, tested him. 36 "Teacher, what is the greatest commandment in the Law?"
37 He replied, "You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your being,[a] and with all your mind. 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: You must love your neighbor as you love yourself.[b] 40 All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commands."
Matthew 22:34-40, Common English Bible
I believe that the preceding verse is one of, if not the most, important verses in the New Testament. As Christians the Bible can be very confusing. Are some parts more important than others? What's absolute fact and what is allegory? Should we believe all of it or take some parts with a grain of salt? There's a lot of text there, and how does one cut through all t