As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command.
John 15:9-14 (NIV)
The Lord here defined for us all what loving Him means in practical terms. Obeying His command. What commandment? Love one another to the extent and intensity that I have loved you that is even laying your life down for one another as I have done. It does not just mean dying physically for one another, but willing to share something you have reserved for your own survival in desperate times of need. It means to risk your life to save life.
Yours in Christ, pastor Festus Nsoha.