During the Last Supper, Jesus told His disciples He was giving them a new commandment: “As I have loved you, so you must love one another” (John 13:34). This instruction provides the basis for Dave Greber’s The Lost Commandment: Have We Missed What Jesus Really Wants?
Although the commandment is solely documented in the Gospel of John, Greber presents a strong case for Christ’s intent of the “new” commandment replacing what is now known as the Golden Rule. He contrasts the meanings of the two commands, arriving at the one he feels more in character with Christ’s message of unconditional love.
Greber also points out the Christ-like qualities Christians should exhibit, including joy, humility, forgiveness and reconciliation. His tone is approachable and conversational, as he frequently dips into his own life for examples of when he forgave or exhibited the love of Christ.
The lessons of The Lost Commandment are hardly groundbreaking, but still bear repeating to readers hoping to model the love of Christ to others.
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