My command is this: Love each other
as I have loved you. Greater
love has no one than this: to
lay down one's life for one's friends.
You are my friends if you do what I command
My favourite movie is 'The Passion' and I believe this is the best love story ever told. Why would the Creator of the universe send His one and only Son to this earth to die for us sinful people? We didn't even love Him and chose not to obey His commands. His love for us blows me away and sometimes I just cannot wrap my mind around it. Agape love is the love of the Father, a love that I would like to claim and say I too have this love for His people. A deep, true love shown even when your neighbour, friend, sibling, child or spouse does nothing but hurt you and we, out of agape love return goodness for evil just like the Master Creator does. That, my friends, is what will win souls for Jesus; agape love.
Romans 5:6-8 NIV
You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.