New Covenant Love

Ausbund, 56

Love your neighbour. Do not speak meanly or complain about him behind his back. If he does wrong admonish him like Christ and Paul teach.

Love your neighbour, make his needs your own. But throw out the love of yourself. Let your neighbour’s possessions be equal to your own. Do to him what you want him to do to you. The one that tries to live without love hurts himself. Even though he does great works, if he does them without love it is all for nothing. Love will not exalt itself, as the flock of Christ distinctly shows.

Thank God for letting us enjoy this new covenant in Christ of which love is the final sum.

anonymous Anabaptist writer, 16’th century, Europe

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