Judas betrayed him. Peter denied him. Thomas doubted him.
Through all this Jesus still loved them. Jesus showed us how we are given the call to be “friends of God.” That friendship includes putting others before ourselves, seeking ways to bring joy to others, and serving others with mercy and compassion.
The Greatest Commandment calls us to “Love” one another. This covenant, that is centered on love, does not demand but seeks to give; it challenges us to truly see another for who they are and to lift up the good inside.
Love calls us to support and trust relationships even when it is difficult.