A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
Greater love has no one than this, that he [she] lay down his [her] life for his [her] friends. You are my friends if you do what I command.
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit—fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. This is my command: Love each other.
If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.