Sending Words: John 13: 31-35

Here’s a closing commission inspired by John 13: 31-35.  It was written by Rev. Mary Nelson Abbott.

Closing Commission
(based on John 13: 31-35)

Christ has given us a new commandment:
that we love one another, as Christ has loved us. 
By this, everyone will know that we are Christ’s disciples,
if we share that love with the world. 
And through this love, all things will be made new. 
Go now, and do as Christ commands.  Amen. 

~ from Making All Things New: Service Prayers for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, written by the Rev. Mary Nelson Abbott.  Posted on the United Church of Christ’s Worship Ways Archive.