What Is The New Commandment

The "new commandment" refers to a statement made by Jesus to his disciples during the Last Supper. In the Gospel of John (13:34), Jesus says:

“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."

This commandment is given to his disciples shortly before his arrest and crucifixion, and it emphasizes the importance of love and selflessness in the Christian faith. It is a call to live out the love of Christ through our own actions and relationships with others, placing the needs of others above our own.

Jesus' love is characterized by self-sacrifice and compassion, and by calling his disciples to love one another in the same way, he lays the foundation for a community of believers who follow in his footsteps of love and service. Jesus himself demonstrated this type of love through his life and ministry, culminating in his death on the cross as the ultimate act of sacrificial love.

Thus, the "new commandment" highlights the centrality of love in Christian faith and practice and challenges believers to embody that love in all their relationships.

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Jamie Larson