We are commanded to Love.
For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another,
A new commandment I give to you, that you should love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another
By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you love one another."
This is My commandment, that you love one another as I loved you
These things I command you, that you love one another.
Beloved, I am not writing you a new commandment, but an old one, which you have had from the beginning. This commandment is the message you have heard.
Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
And now I urge you, dear lady--not as a new commandment to you, but one we have had from the beginning--that we love one another.
2 John 1:5
1 Corinthians 13:4-7New American Standard Bible (NASB)
4 Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 5 does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, 6 does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.