34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.
35 By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
1 John 3:1
See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
1 John 3:11
For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
1 John 4:7, 10, 19
7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.
10 In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
19 We love because he first loved us.