Jesus wants them to know that He is not going to be with them much longer. Now they must change their focus from him to each other. “This is my commandment, that you love one another. As ‘I have loved you, so you must love one another. If you have love for one another, then I will know you are my disciples.” Well, dear ones, that is Jesus’ bottom line. How are you doing at loving others? Does your servant hood show that you are a disciple? What can you do right now to be love for others? Make a ”to do” list!
“I have not always loved others as you would have me love. Forgive me. But also help me come up with concrete plans to show your love. Amen” (OK, what is your plan?)