Do we see ourselves as Disciples of the Lord Jesus? A disciple not only follows a leader but also professes what the leader makes manifest. What is it that Jesus commands of His Disciples? “This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another,” says Jesus in the Gospel of John 13:35. The love that Jesus expresses is present in His love for His disciples even in their sinfulness. When they deny Him, when they dissert Him, Jesus still loves them and us. How often in our lives, we turn away from those who hurt us or wrong us. However, this is not true of Jesus! His love for us enables us to turn back to Him and repent of our sins. His love for us enables us to love even those who do us wrong. May this greatest gift of love guide us in all we do and allow us to be ministers of Jesus our Lord.