A new commandment I give to you, That you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
One of the common complaints in our day, in Christian societies, is this, "There is no love among us." Sometimes the complaint is uttered in holy sorrow. But sometimes it only means, "I am not getting my just share of love from others; the place feels cold around me." If this is what the complaint means, the remedy is that the complainer should love till he warms up the whole neighbourhood. I am to love when I am not loved. I am to love when I am suspected. I am to love when men are trying to discover what selfish feeling moves me, or what my price is. I am to love those who do not care for my love. I am to love even when I have indignation. I am to love as the sun shines — its beams going forth on all sides without asking for an object, and "there is nothing hid from the heat thereof;" the love I show being the love of God in me.
Parallel VersesKJV: A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.