*Jesus commands us to love.
*Jesus commands us to love one another.
*Jesus commands us to love one another as He loves us.
*Jesus commands us to love one another as He loves us so that everyone will know that we are His disciples.
Let us live out the command to love one another. The wonderful aspect of this is that obedience to this command brings us joy in Christ. Loving others can, at times, be hard work. However, let us not confuse this with drudgery. We are not being told to do something that will harm us. Rather, it benefits both the ones we love and ourselves. Ultimately, we love others to bring glory to God. In the end, our love for others is positive for everyone involved.