“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13, ESV).
“But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8, ESV).
“In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins” (1 John 4:10, ESV).
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written,
“For your sake we are being killed all the day long;
we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:35-39, (ESV)
“But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5, ESV).
“The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love” (Psalm 103:8, ESV).
When we talk of loving each other like God loves us, do we realize all that it means?