Original Posting At http://soundbitesministry.blogspot.com/2020/02/as-i-have-loved-you.html
“The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14 NIV)
“Love one another” is philosophy — good philosophy — something every major religion advocates. But Jesus did not stop there. He added, “as I have loved you.” “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.” (John 13:34-35 NIV)
Word became flesh. A concept became concrete — truth illustrated. Jesus’ example was both the source and confirmation of the message. The pattern is still the same — the word must still become flesh in order to be understood.
— Adapted from Steve Harper, reflecting on John 13:31-35 in “The Holy Gospel” April 28, 2013