Acts 8:5-8, 14-17; 1 Pet. 3:15-18; Jn. 14:15-21
The Words of Jesus in the conclusion of the Gospel Reading were, "They who have my commandments and keep them are those who love me; and those who love me will be loved by my Father, and I will love them and reveal myself to them." [Jn. 14:21]
Like the Ten Commandments, these commands that Jesus gave in the gospels were not the ten suggestions but imperative commands that we have no room to rationalize them away. Jesus came down to earth and told you to do something. Love One Another. John 13:34-35 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
Here is “a new command” that Jesus gives to us. We are commanded to love one We are to love one another just as Jesus loved us.
When a homeless man walked into Cesia Abigail Baires’ restaurant asking for money, she refused.