The New Commandment of Jesus

On Maundy Thursday, I went to my church’s service. The day of the last supper and also the day Jesus gives the strongest and most important commandment.

I give you a new commandment, that you love another.

Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.

John 13:34

As a matter of fact, this commandment refers to having unconditional love—–to love your family, friends, enemies, etc…..It reminds me of a character from Les Misérables.

The Bishop

If he didn’t exist, there wouldn’t be a story. Because Valjean was an ex-convict, no one was giving him a chance- as in giving him a job, a place to stay, or treating him well. But due to the Bishop’s unconditional job and strong love for Christ, he was willing to give Valjean food to eat and a place to sleep.

Valjean was taught the ways of the Lord through the Bishop. After stealing the Bishop’s silver, he was forgiven and was given the silver and two extra candlesticks. He was told to use the silver to become a honest man. Learned about mercy, compassion, and forgiveness.

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