We were in church a few weeks ago and the pastor shared this verse while talking about the Apostle John. The verse below became central to how John lived his life.
So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.
John 13:34-35 NLT
Per the pastor, as John got older he became a man of few words. He was the last living Apostle. Folks in the church knew him. They knew he had been with Jesus. The only thing he would say to people is love each other. That was his message.
I think that instruction is just as true today as ever. There are problems all around. What is the solution? Love each other. There are hungry people around. What is the solution? Show them love and feed them. There are hurting people around. Show them love and bind up their hurts.
Jesus says it this way:
Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.
Matthew 22:37-40 NLT
Love God. Loves others. This is the way.