Many (most?) Christians express confidence in their loyalty to how they worship God, the congregation they belong to or the denomination they subscribe to or their self-righteous declaration of freedom from all gatherings of believers.

However, people will NOT know you are a disciple of Jesus Christ because of the denomination or congregation you support, nor in how your chosen group worships, nor if you refuse to assemble with other believers.

Instead, “Everyone will know that you are my disciples because of your love for each other” (John 13:35 God’s Word©).

“The commandments…are summed up in this statement: ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself’ ” (Romans 13:9 God’s Word©).

Do you find self-love easier than living out deep compassion for others?