You don’t just get one verse today. You get a bunch of verses!
Jesus told his disciples that the world will come to know that we are followers of Jesus when we do this one thing: love one another.
“By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” (John 13:35).
An Egyptian poet Mufstafa Ibrahim writes:
May you never be the reason why someone who loved to sing, doesn’t sing anymore.
Or why someone who dressed so uniquely now wears plain clothing.
Or why someone who always spoke so excitedly about their dream, is now silent about them.
May you never be the reason someone gave up on a part of themselves because you were demotivating, non-appreciative, hypercritical, or even worse – sarcastic about it.
Encourage one another.
Love one another.
Our world needs followers of Jesus to follow Jesus.