Facing Persecution….

This is my commandment, that you love one another just as I have loved you.
No one has love greater than this, that someone should surrender his life* in behalf of his friends.
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Jesus indicated another way that his disciples would imitate him, saying: “This is my commandment, that you love one another just as I have loved you.”

There are many reasons why Christians love their brothers. On this occasion, Jesus above all had in mind the hatred they would face from the world. He said: “If the world hates you, you know that it has hated me before it hated you. . . . A slave is not greater than his master. If they have persecuted me, they will persecute you also.” 

Yes, even in being persecuted, Christians are like Jesus. They need to develop a strong, loving bond to help them withstand that hatred.

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~ by DJ Camstar on 30/01/2016.

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