Toughest love

So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Jn. 13:34

Jesus loved his friends by participating in the celebrations and sorrows of their lives.  Jesus loved his friends by forgiving and encouraging them to “sin no more.” Jesus could have avoided pain and suffering but chose to face down death and hell to save his friends.

Lord, help me to love others the way you loved me.