This is love

The apostle John says we know love in that Jesus laid down his life for us; so we ought to do it for our brothers (1 Jn. 3:16). John would know. This is exactly what his brother James did for him, the church and Jesus as he was murdered at the hands of Herod (Acts 12:1-2). I find it easy to forget that the writers of the New Testament knew such suffering themselves. John must have had his brother in mind as he wrote that.

1 Comment This is love

  1. Bill Church

    so often I read it all too academically, but it is so gritty, real, biographical – thanks for the reminder Jerry

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