Thursday, April 07, 2016

Jesus and Law (9)

Jesus’ new commandment was a modification of the second most important commandment.

Love your neighbour as yourself (Matt 22:39).
Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another (John 13:35).
The direction of love changes from “neighbour” to “one another”. However, Jesus was not reducing the scope of love by giving permission to stop loving our neighbour. Rather the gospel should transform our society, so that our neighbour becomes a “one another”.

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