THE CHRISTIAN QUOTATION OF THE DAY
Christ, our Light
Friday, March 25, 2005
Good Friday
Feast of the Annunciation of our Lord to the Virgin Mary

Our Blessed Lord hath recommended His love to us as the pattern and the example of our love to one another. As therefore He is continually making intercession for us all, so ought we to intercede and pray for one another.
“A new commandment,” saith He, “I give unto you, that ye love one another, as I have loved you. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye love one another.”
The newness of this precept did not consist in this, that men were commanded to love one another; for this was an old precept, both of the law of Moses and of nature. But it was new in this respect, that it was to initiate a new and, till then, unheard-of example of love; it was to love one another as Christ had loved us.
And if men are to know that we are disciples of Christ, by thus loving one another according to His new example of love, then it is certain that if we are void of this love, we make it as plainly known unto men, that we are none of His disciples.
... William Law (1686-1761), A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life [1728], London: Methuen, 1899, p. 391-392 (see the book; see also John 13:33-35; more at Commandment, Disciple, Example, Intercession, Jesus, Love)

 
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