To be blunt, I find this so-called 'command' to love disgusting and insulting to all!We Called to love one another
It was the scene of the last supper. As the Lord Jesus finished telling His disciples that He would soon return to his Father, He gave them a new command:“Love one another, as I have loved you,
so you must love one another.” Then He added,“By this all men will know that you are my disciples”(John 13:34-35).
Notice that the Lord does not give them “a new suggestion” or “a good idea.” It is a command, not an option. But what is new about it?
Earlier, the Israelites had been given a clear command from God to “love your neighbours”(Leviticus 19:18).
But the Lord’s command to His disciples involves a new standard: not “love your neighbours as yourself,” but “love as I have loved you.”
Just imagine. Our new model is the love of Christ Himself!
The Lord presents this quality of love as a test before “all men” as to whether or not we are all Gods Children.
Raping, robbing, and murdering one another in the name of God is an abomination in the eyes of God.
If he had asked the disciples to love one another, I can accept that, simply because those men might have hated each other and did not love each other.
I can see that in Peter's remark in John, when he says, "Lord, what about him?", the one following behind (John).
That is why Jesus wrapped a towel around and washed the dirty and smelly feet of the disciples to teach them how to be humble, for he knew taht love comes from humbleness or humility.
People, five thousand plus years before Jesus, in ancient China, India, Africa and even the Australian Aborigines knew how to love each other. The Hebrews and the Jews knew about love. It is absurd to say that only Jesus taught love to Israelites, as if each Israelite hated each other.
How coem, we do not see any love coming from you? LMAO!