Was Jesus really more concerned with God’s reputation and justice being served rather than seeking credibility and influence for our own good? Jesus didn’t come to tell us how to avoid Hell. Hell is a myth. Jesus summarized His teachings as simply loving God and loving others as yourself (Lk.10:25-27). Loving God is loving ourselves and others like we want to be loved. Jesus wanted to encourage us to be the kind of person deep down we all want to be. Can we admit the human condition is we all are to some degree bent toward self-centeredness? It is a friendship with God, without fear, that leads to life transformations. Obedience for our own good is not taught but caught when you get to know who God truly is. God’s love is the same as perfect, human, parenting love. Our Creator is all about others and our true happiness.