"A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another."
"If they persecuted Me, they will persecute you also.
If they obeyed My teaching, they will obey yours also."
"I am calling you to a walk of many sorrows:
I am calling you to walk in My love—
the love I have given you on the Cross.
"My love is not what many believe,
for many love only those who seem innocent;
but I am He who loves sinners.
I am He who does not delight
in the destruction of the wicked;
I am He who loved the wicked
and died to justify them.
"I am sending you to those who profess My name
but who have rebelled against My law—
to those who love the words of the truth
but not the heart of the truth,
which is My love.
"I am sending you as My witnesses to testify My words
to those who will hear and to those who will not hear.
My love will be a stumbling block to those
who love Me only in name but not in truth.
"If they have rebelled against My command to love,
will they not also reject those whom I send
to remind them of My command?"
Art: "Lifter of Sorrows"