Devotion for Monday after Lent 4

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A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” ~ John 13:34-35

At the end of His life and ministry, Jesus gave a commandment to His followers: to love one another. He said that love will show the world who His disciples are. That commandment is still binding on us today. Elsewhere in Scripture, we are told to love our neighbors as ourselves; here we are told to love our brothers and sisters in Christ so much that the world will recognize Jesus in that love.

Lord, it isn’t always easy to love my brothers and sisters in Christ, but You have commanded me to do so. Help me to love them so much that the world sees You in that love. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

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