This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. These things I command you, so that you will love one another.John 15:12-17
Jesus is the one who speaks God’s commandments to us as Christians. He told his disciples these words, and they are also true for us today. We must follow these words even now so that the world knows we are God’s disciples.
Those who do not love others, who harm and persecute others, do not know God or Jesus as it says in John 16:1-3.
In 1 John 4:7-9 it says,
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.
Truly we should write theses words on our hearts and minds and keep them. I pray we all can do this.