Tuesday, August 5, 2008

"As I Have Loved You"

“Love your neighbour as yourself.” Matthew 22:39 NIV

“A new command I give you: love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another. All men will know that you are my disciples if you love one another.” John 13:34, 35 NIV emphasis added
Love your neighbour as yourself. Love one another as I [Jesus] have loved you. “As I have loved you.” How has Jesus loved me? He loved me so much that he gave up his life for me. How well do I love those around me? Those who live in the same house as me? Those who live in the area immediately surrounding my house? Those I go to church with? Those I encounter throughout the city as I live my life? Do I love them as Jesus loved me?

Lord Jesus, please help me love as you love.

1 comment:

Cortney said...

We have to love other Christians...even those that make Christians look bad, or that don't behave like we think they should. Sometimes for me, this is the hardest.