I ponder – quite often – how it is that true love, agape love “does no wrong to a neighbor;” and therefore “is the fulfilling of the law.” (Romans 13:10) Imagine, if you will, Jesus fulfilling the law – each and every jot – by loving His neighbors. Jesus didn’t love only those who loved Him. Remember, Jesus wept for Jerusalem as He longed to gather His people to Himself. Some Christians seem to think Jesus only loved those who loved and followed after Him. Actually Jesus loved all people, doing to others that which He desired for Himself – hence, the golden rule.
Jesus ate with sinners. He came to earth to seek and to save the lost, i.e. sinners.
After all, the healthy, Jesus said, have no need of salvation. Those who say they can see have no need of healing of their sight.
“Let love be genuine.” (Romans 12:9) “Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.” (Romans 12:10)
Perhaps we should think of loving each other as a type of contest in which the person who genuinely loves the other, who surprisingly outdoes the other in showing honor, is the person who wins.