Question: How can I be better?
One may look to Jesus to understand how to better ourselves. In Mark 12:29-31 Jesus says, “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel (and all of humankind): the Lord our God, the Lord is one; you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is this, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” Through the centuries, these words have been described as the Great Commandment. Jesus connected our love of God with our love for others.
Another relevant scripture would be what we know of as the Golden Rule. We find in Luke 6:31 Jesus tells us, “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Interestingly, every major religion in the world expresses this same thought. Therefore, regardless of a person’s religious persuasion, it appears an important way to “be better” is to treat others as we would like to be treated.