A New Command
A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. - John 13:34-35
On the final Thursday night of his life, Jesus gathered together his twelve closest friends for a final dinner. He washed their feet. He sat with them. He shared a loaf of bread with them. He passed around a cup of wine. And then he let them in on his plan for changing the world.
Jesus was banking on us experiencing his love and then being able to replicate that love towards others. Just think about this: Jesus staked the entire future of his legacy on us loving each other well. That's how the world will know that you're Christians is what he said. It wasn't by our good theology, our hip worship music, our moral uprightness, or our political clout. It was, and is, and always will be, by our love for one another.
Pray today for greater love for other people in the church, both here at City Church and across the world. And love well today!!!