"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. - John 15:12-13
Interestingly, lots of people say they believe in God, but very few know anything about the love of God. What you believe means nothing unless you are demonstrating love in your life.
Christianity is not so much about rules as it is about a lifestyle. It’s about a walk of faith. When you forgive someone who has hurt you, what you are really doing is walking by faith. You are saying, “Okay, you hurt me, but God told me to forgive you, so I’m going to let it go. I’m going to believe that somehow by letting it go, God will make it work for the best of all.”
That’s faith in action. The Christian walk is a walk of faith. A Christian is not somebody who just says, “I believe.” Christians are people who demonstrate their faith by acting out their love for others. Jesus said that non-Christians would know Christians by their love—not by our denomination or by how often we go to church. He said they would know us by the way we set aside our differences, by the way we help one another, by the way we bear one another’s burdens; in short, by the way we love one another.