“I have spoken these things to you so that My joy may be in you and your joy may be complete. This is My command: Love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends. You are My friends if you do what I command you. I do not call you slaves anymore, because a slave doesn’t know what his master is doing. I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything I have heard from My Father. You did not choose Me, but I chose you. I appointed you that you should go out and produce fruit and that your fruit should remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in My name, He will give you. This is what I command you: Love one another.” (John 15:11-17)
Right now in this day and age there is a lot of hate and sadness. A lot of pain and despair. But we have hope. We have joy. We have love. We have this through Jesus. Here in this passage in John, Jesus is speaking to the disciples. He encourages them that they have joy and they have love. And not only do they have love but they are to share it with others. He commands them to “Love one another as I have loved you.” They are able to love this way because of Jesus.
This week, let us love one another. Let us share with others the good news of Jesus and how He gave His life for us so we can be made whole. And that He chose and loves us. As we’ve been greatly loved, let us go and love others.