Learning to love as Jesus loved

Each of us can learn how to express the kind of love that Jesus did—the love that heals.

What kind of love was Christ Jesus referring to when he gave his disciples a "new commandment": "Love one another, as I have loved you"? Though the Master certainly felt deep affection for his students, he was urging upon them an enlarged love: a love that comforts and heals.

How did Jesus show his love to his students? He taught them that Spirit, God, was their Father and patiently explained to them the truths of God. He taught them how to pray and how to heal. He gave them the Golden Rule to live by and prayed for them, tenderly guiding them so far as they were able to understand. But most of all, he lived and loved Truth, defining by his example the divine nature. And he taught others how to identify with the divine nature, how to act like sons of God, with all the power and authority that relationship includes.

Because God is Love itself, the command to love one another means to reflect divine Love. God's pure love for His creation is all-inclusive, impartial, unchangeable, everlasting, ever present. In other words, to love as Jesus loved is to love without material limitations and conditions.

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