John 15.11-17

11  These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.

12    This is my commandment, that ye love one another, even as I have loved you.

13    Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

14    Ye are my friends, if ye do the things which I command you.

15    No longer do I call you servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called

    you friends; for all things that I heard from my Father, I have made known unto you.

16    Ye did not choose me, but I chose you, and appointed you, that ye should go and bear fruit, and that

    your fruit should abide: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

17    These things I command you, that ye may love one another.