Jesus tells us in John's Gospel for the 5th Sunday of Easter that we are to love one another. Then he says:
"As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. This is how all will know that you are my disciples; if you have love for one another."
This loving others as Jesus has loved us is not easy. It means being willing to lay down my life for another. It means true, constant, generous love that is always there for the other; it means supporting, encouraging, trusting others. Only if we love one another can we be called Christians.
Lord, you have told us that without you we can do nothing. Be with me today so that I may love as you have loved me.