The New Commandment

BE80CBFC-D742-4D64-8C5A-95411C5F7D23.jpegSo, just before His crucifixion, Jesus gave us a new commandment.  We are to love each other.  First of all, what kind of love is He talking about?  And secondly, who is the “each other”?  The love he wants us to show is unselfish and giving, knowing that the people with whom we are sharing love need it just as much as they need air to breathe. We are to love and keep on loving because that is what Jesus told us to do.  We love the lady who quickly snaked into the parking space that we had claimed.  We are to love the neighbor who hates us and says so.  We are to love the people who make snarky comments to us, both personally and online.  We are to love without limitations, because that is how God loves.  And the “each other”?  Well, that is everyone we meet and have interactions with.  Before you curse the person who offends you, stop and remember that God’s commandment is to love, not because of who they are or what they have done to you, but because of what He has done for us.  When we love during impossible circumstances, others see that love and are drawn to the Lord because we have shown love.  We are known as His followers because of our love for others.  So, my challenge to myself and to you  is to show love today and everyday, to everyone.

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