Ok, let’s go over some of the other places where Jesus mentions love. Most of them are, like much else in the Bible, shows us how to live in this world and get ready for the next.
“‘Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony, honor your father and mother,’ and ‘love your neighbor as yourself.
But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
There are other places where Jesus mentions the word love but the ones we have covered pretty much show where he is coming from. If only each of us would try just a little harder to do what Jesus says just imagine how much better our lives, and those of others, would be!