My command is this: Love one another as I have loved you. (John 15:12)
As we celebrate the season of Easter, and the meaning of Christ’s death and resurrection takes root in our lives, we come to the book of 1 John. Throughout this book, John applies Jesus’ command “love one another as I have loved you” and calls us to live authentically by the law of love. On the surface this call seems simplistic and rudimentary. But allow this call to settle and it quickly opens up deep, rich, expansive, cavernous expressions of self-less sacrifice that point our eyes to the cross of Jesus. For this is how He loved us.