The Word Among Us

July/August 2011 Issue

Love One Another

Scriptural Passages on Love, Unity, and Forgiveness

Love One Another: Scriptural Passages on Love, Unity, and Forgiveness

On Loving Each Other.

This is my commandment: love one another as I love you.

John 15:12

If there is any encouragement in Christ, any solace in love, any participation in the Spirit, any compassion and mercy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, with the same love, united in heart, thinking one thing. Do nothing out of selfishness or out of vainglory; rather, humbly regard others as more important than yourselves, each looking out not for his own interests, but also everyone for those of others.

Philippians 2:1-4

Beloved, let us love one another, because love is of God; everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God.

1 John 4:7

On Unity.

May they all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I in you. May they also be in us, that the world may believe that you sent me.

John 17:21

All of you, be of one mind, sympathetic, loving toward one another, compassionate, humble.

1 Peter 3:8

Stop lying to one another, since you have taken off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed, for knowledge, in the image of its creator.

Colossians 3:9-10

On Forgiveness.

If you forgive others their transgressions, your heavenly Father will forgive you.

Matthew 6:14

Peter approaching asked him, “Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus answered, “I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times.”

Matthew 18:21-22

Stop judging and you will not be judged. Stop condemning and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven.

Luke 6:37