John 13:34-35 – “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.”
Sometimes, I think we make following God more complicated than God intended. “Love one another.” Jesus loved his Jewish disciples, and he loved the woman at the well. He ate with Jewish leaders and tax collectors. Jesus’ arms were opened wide…in his life and in his death.
Loving God, help us to love on another genuinely. Help us to offer love abundantly. Amen.