This I command you: love one another.

If you’ve been following the Gospels this week, it’s all about LOVE man…

YesterdayJesus said to his disciples: “As the Father loves me, so I also love you.
Remain in my love.  If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love,
just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and remain in his love.

TodayJesus said to his disciples: “This is my commandment: love one another as I love you.  No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.  You are my friends if you do what I command you…”

TomorrowJesus said to his disciples: “If the world hates you, realize that it hated me first.  If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own; but because you do not belong to the world, and I have chosen you out of the world, the world hates you.  Remember the word I spoke to you, ‘No slave is greater than his master.’  If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you.  If they kept my word, they will also keep yours.  And they will do all these things to you on account of my name, because they do not know the one who sent me.”

SundayJesus said to his disciples: “If you love me, you will keep my commandments…Whoever has my commandments and observes them is the one who loves me.  And whoever loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and reveal myself to him.”

I think the message for all of us is short and sweet.  If we are to be like Christ then we are to love.  Christ gave us the commandment to love one another; we now need to make the commitment to do as Christ has asked.

Do something great for our Lord today…love one another as Christ loves you.

God’s will, not mine, be done.

Be not afraid; just have faith.

Jesus, I trust in You.

He must increase; I must decrease.

Lord, if You wish, You can make me clean.

But you man of God chose righteousness, devotion, faith, love, patience and gentleness.  Compete well for the faith.

Eternal God, in Whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion – inexhaustible, look kindly upon us and increase Your mercy in us so that in difficult moments we may not despair nor become despondent but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will which is Love and Mercy itself.

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