March 7, 2011: Love one Another

Posted on : Mar 7th, 2011 | By | Category: Still Speaking

Shortly before his crucifixion Jesus gave his followers one last commandment: I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:34-35).

Sometimes I can’t help but think that those who so long ago decided on the order of the books in the New Testament were brilliant. The book of John is placed last of the four Gospels in the New Testament. In the first three Gospels Jesus gives us three commandments which sum up the whole of the law in the Hebrew Scriptures; Love God first; love your neighbor as yourself; and love your enemies. But the fourth and last commandment we find in the Gospel of John: Love one another. investment club homely.