“A new command I give you; Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
Jesus is telling his disciples that he will only be with them a little longer, and he leaves them with this beautiful command. Love. Love “as I have loved you.” There are so many days that I tend to overcomplicate things. Our culture feels very divided and angry right now, and I am wanting to ask myself this question in every scenario... how can I love here... even if we disagree, even if we look at the world so differently?
I don’t know how to love well in these places of tension especially, but I think it might start with more listening. I love that Jesus didn’t say, “Convince everyone that I am real! Beat it over their heads.” He said, “love one another." Lord, would you help me to be a person marked by Your love and truth, and would you teach me how to love more like You love all of us?