“As the Father has loved Me, so have I loved you. Remain in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will remain in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and remain in His love. I have told you these things so that My joy may be in you and your joy may be complete.
This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
Surely He took on our infirmities and carried our sorrows; yet we considered Him stricken by God, struck down and afflicted.
But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.
We all like sheep have gone astray, each one has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on Him
the iniquity of us all.
“But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind,
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, and not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
“His faithfulness is a shield and buckler.