How To Love Like Jesus Christ
Jesus says, “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.” John 13:34-35
When Judas left the disciples and Jesus in order to give Jesus over to corrupt authorities (this was after Jesus washed the disciples feet) Jesus speaks of His glorification. Jesus’ death that Judas arranges, Judas aligning himself with evil and sin, helps you to understand that betrayal of Jesus Christ purges you into abject separation from His loving partnership with you. Note especially that Jesus is the Victor every time. His glorificaiton by His death on the Cross reveals the essence of both Jesus and our Heavenly Father God.
Jesus’ New Commandment is given to you at this point in Scripture for the purpose of highlighting — you may stumble in faith as each of the disciples (besides Judas) do and are recovered by Jesus Christ’s loving forgiveness, or you may completely drop your faith in Jesus so completely that you will not recover (as Judas). It is important here not to stare at Judas very long, refocus to concentrate your full attention on Jesus. Embrace His New Commandment with all that you are, all that you have, and all your expectations. For, Jesus teaches His believers to live expectantly for His Best!
An example of this is found at when Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome go to Jesus’ tomb early Sunday morning asking outloud, “Who will roll away the stone for us at the entrance to the tomb?” Why would they go to Jesus’ tomb if the three of them could not roll the stone? Because Jesus had taught them to go expectantly! Jesus teaches that what you to do for Him do expectantly to bless Him. In loving others with love like Jesus Christ’ love we, faith filled with Him, do so expectantly.