The following scripture references, incorporated into the By Our Love animated music video, are listed under content headings, representing a mix of commonly accepted Judeo-Christian virtues, and enduringly consequential topics. The list isn’t exhaustive. We had many options from which to choose, but we ultimately selected verses based on their familiarity, pointedness, or the mental imagery they evoke.
Micah 6:8 (NRSV)
What does the Lord require of you but to do justice and to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God?
Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV)
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Immigration/Love the stranger
Leviticus 19:33–34 (NIV)
When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them.
Zechariah 7:10 (NRSV)
do not oppress the widow, the orphan, the alien, or the poor; and do not devise evil in your hearts against one another.
Leviticus 19:16-18 (NRSV)
You shall not profit by the blood of your neighbor… but you shall love your neighbor as yourself.
Revelation 8:7 (NIV)
There came hail and fire mixed with blood, and it was hurled down upon the earth. A third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all of the green grass was burned up.
Poverty/Love and Care of the Poor
Matthew 25:42-43 (NIV)
I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.