Updated: Feb 28, 2019
A new year represents many things for many people. For some, the new year represents new business opportunities. For others, the new year represents new resolutions.
But what if the new year represents something more? Or something different? What if the new year actually represents a new commandment?
John 13:34 NIV shares, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”
In this text, Jesus Himself speaks to us not about giving, or serving, or praying. Those are good and necessary things, but Jesus takes a moment to inspire us about a new commandment: to love one another.
The text does not denote a certain group or class or gender or ethnicity or religion or denomination or even a sexual orientation. Jesus Himself commands us to love one another..this means anyone and everyone!
Today and everyday, command your heart, mind, and spirit to love one another, just as Christ loves us.
May we all demonstrate a new love for the new year..we are commanded to do so..