Jesus condensed the Ten Commandments into two:
“… love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.” Mark 12:30
[Jesus said,] “I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other.” John 13:34
He said the love we have for one another will prove to the world that we are his followers (John 13:35).
Once we experience God’s Lavish, Unconditional Love, the only reasonable response is to share that Love with others.
Jesus also gave a command that appears illogical and impossible:
“But to you who are willing to listen, I say, love your enemies! Do good to those who hate you.” Luke 6:27
Our natural tendency is to love only those who love us, which Jesus said is no credit to us. The selfless love He described can be expressed only with supernatural help from God’s Spirit, but it offers the world an undeniable witness of God’s Transforming Love and Power.