Jesus said to his disciples, “This is my commandment: love one another as I love you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. I no longer call you slaves, because a slave does not know what his master is doing. I have called you friends, because I have told you everything I have heard from my Father. It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give you. This I command you: love one another” (John 15: 12-17).
Loving others can be truly challenging but it is the sign of an authentic Christian. The best we can show our love is by helping them to grow closer to God through our good example and our prayers.
Heavenly Father, enable me to be a worthy instrument of your love and friendship.
Impact Sports: Do I serve my teammates by giving 100% in off-season workouts?
Impact Life: Do I treat my brothers and sisters as friends?