God calls us to follow these commandments from our baptism throughout our lives. In becoming bogged down in interpretation we loose the essence of the command that is given to us. It is not in the legal definitions and interpretive arguments that we will find our way but rather in changing our perspective. In making the effort, something that we ask godparents and parents to do for the child, to change our way of thinking will we begin to understand that the following of these two commandments are in fact simple. We actually need to put away our tendency to look for our advantage and start to see the world from a different view point. In today's society we have lost the true understanding of being whole, holy, in the sight of God and thus being enabled to follow God / Christ and enact the commandments of love. Just think for a moment about the injunction to love our neighbour.
Let us change our perspective and do rather than think.
In changing our perspective on our own lives we begin to understand the requirements that God is asking of us. It is not that the law needs interpreting by each individual it is that the law needs enacting by each individual. It is as if we have to place the question "what does it mean to me?" on hold and say "How can I perform this in reality?" By looking at the need to take an action we do away with the think and start to do. We operate out of our wish to see the other in a better place than we are. In doing this the other starts to look at ways of increasing our well being as they follow the example set for them. Can we actually start to do rather than think about doing>