“By this all men will know that your are My disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:35).
By inference, that Jesus offers love as the single identifying quality of those who will be his disciples, it means what he doesn’t say is no less important as what he did. He doesn’t say we will be recognized by our sanctimonious scowls, ornate edifices of worship, dignified robes, biblical insight, news channel watched, how you voted at the ballot box, nor by the argumentative articles you post on social media. Such self-righteous piety is fully expected by the world. Jesus challenges us to offer, instead, the unexpected; a supernatural offering of love. This, alone, tells the true story of faith.