My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit–fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. This is my command: Love each other.
Jesus came with a message, He is our friend. His love for us is greater than we can imagine. He wants us to love others in the same way. We should be willing to give up our own lives for our friends, as He gave up His life for us.
Dear God, please help us to live up to the high standard that Jesus set for us. Forgive us for concentrating so much on ourselves and our own problems. We want You to show us where we’re needed, and how we can love others. Help us to be Christ-like. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.