2 John 3-6
Grace, mercy, and peace, which come from God the Father and from Jesus Christ—the Son of the Father—will continue to be with us who live in truth and love.
Live in the Truth
How happy I was to meet some of your children and find them living according to the truth, just as the Father commanded.
I am writing to remind you, dear friends, that we should love one another. This is not a new commandment, but one we have had from the beginning. Love means doing what God has commanded us, and he has commanded us to love one another, just as you heard from the beginning.
Reflection. Grace, mercy, peace truth, love. Just 5 words from these verses. They are amazing. They are Gospel words. Of course, John then reminds 'the elect lady and her children,' that we are called to the new commandment, which isn't new after all. It is the command of Jesus that we love another. The definition that John gives is that we are called to walk according to Jesus' commandments. That will be to love God and to love our neighbour in the same way we love ourselves. And if you want to know whom Jesus calls our neighbour then might I suggest that you re read the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37). Here's a spoiler: our neighbour includes our national and religious enemies...
Prayer. Lord Jesus, may grace truth, mercy and peace reigns in my life. And may I love, love, love. Amen.