Tuesday of Holy Week
John 13:21-33, 36-38
What is Jesus’ greatest concern for you and me? Apparently, it is not that we will focus all our energies and attention on him. At this difficult time, Jesus gave his disciples “a new commandment.” It makes clear that his concern was that the disciples’ relationship to him would deepen their relationship to each other. As Jesus has loved them, they are to love each other. Love is the binding force that will hold the disciples together after Jesus is gone. Their hearts have grown large enough to take in more. The new commandment is “that you love one another as I have loved you.”