This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.1 And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.217
If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him,3 how can the love of God be in him?418
Dear children,5 let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.619
This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence
whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.
Dear friends,7 if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God8