Actually there is nothing to debate in what you have posted. Sometimes
Jesus' teachings are so easy and simple that people can't understand them and
His teachings about God and love are on that level. Love isn't difficult
or complex, it's very easy and that's what He taught in the verses below.
Jesus is teaching us that loving God and loving our neighbor are the same thing
- they are identical. (We are all gods and Jesus taught us that as well,
or more appropriately reminded us of that too.) Yet even with the literal
verses below most folks fail to see the "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as
thyself" which means if you don't love yourself - it is impossible to love
your neighbor. This scripture tells us that following these two commands
are equal to abiding by the entire Old Testament. You need nothing else
from the OT and actually you need nothing more from the NT.
But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the
Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together. Then one of them, which
was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, Master,
which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou
shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with
all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is
like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two
commandments hang all the law and the prophets.