In John 15:12-14 Jesus says: 12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command you. (ESV)
Are we laying down our lives for our friends? Are we doing what Christ commanded? Are we loving our friends as Christ loves us? These can be hard questions to answer. Perhaps we need to extend ourselves some grace for past failures, and commit again to following in Christ’s steps for today.
I have some AMAZING friends! They do the things Jesus said in this passage from the Gospel of John. They love unashamedly, they give of their time, their resources, and their very lives, and with God’s help they follow His commandments.
True friendship is such a great gift, take the time to tell your friends how much they mean to you, you will both be glad you did!