The second command Christ gave to the world was to "love your neighbor as yourself" -- simply stated by not so simply understood. What it means to love another person is a subject of debate, and undoubtedly central to that question is the question of the rights inherent to being a human. What ought to be owed to every person by simple virtue of being a human? The American Declaration of Independence asserts that all persons "are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, [and] that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." This statement was considered progressive in its time, yet many of the authors of this document were slave owners, and indeed we continue to see our notions of human rights constantly questioned and pushed into new areas. Here, we strive to understand how our duty as servants of Christ defines our duties to our fellow man. What begins with forgiving those who sin against us has an end which is constantly growing and bettering to help the church meet the diverse needs of an increasingly complex world with the simplicity of the cross.