34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
Love is a commandment. We have to love God’s people. When Jesus spoke these words he was speaking to his disciples. He was talking to the group that he had chosen. The commandment given there is to love one another ” as I have loved you.” You see, the love we have for God’s people is the same love that Jesus showed to his disciples.
If we are finding it hard to love God’s people, we need to go back to the gospels and read how Jesus loved his disciples. We cannot put into a little article all the ways Jesus showed love to his disciples, but I want to encourage you to read the gospels and practice one of those everyday. Take one form of love and practice that in your family. Start with your spouse, your kids, and then to others.
By practicing this, you will be fulfilling God’s commandment, and you will also be changing the world around you.