When he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him. If God is glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself, and glorify him at once. Little children, yet a little while I am with you. You will seek me, and just as I said to the Jews, so now I also say to you, ‘Where I am going you cannot come.’ A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
by: Sheri Rood.
Imagine a family is gathering around the bedside of their beloved father before he passes, not wanting to miss any of his last words. They love him and they are there to support one another in their grief. In his wisdom, knowing what could soon transpire with the settling of the estate, the father says, “I raised you in the love of God and everyone around knows it. Now, prove you are my kids by loving each other. This is not a request. I command it!” Do others know we are God’s kids by the love we show each other? Let us pray so.