John 13:34-35 ~ A new commandment I give you, that you love one another; just as I have loved you…By this every man shall know that you are my disciples, if you have love one for another.
When Jesus spoke these words, he had seen jealousy growing between his disciples. Although he had told them that the Kingdom of God was within, his disciples didn’t understand. They still thought a new earthly kingdom would be set up here on earth, and they were arguing over leadership and who would sit in the high seat in the Kingdom. In today’s world, there is still jealously among nations and even in families.
It’s important for us to remember Jesus’ words on Love. Love was a major theme with him. Because we were made in God’s Exact Image, we have all of His Qualities, Divine Love, Strength, Wisdom, Understanding, Life, and anything else synonymous with Good. Therefore, we are able to keep this commandment and trust in His Steadfast Love.
Affirmation: I am ever one with God’s Everlasting, Unconditional Love.