LOVE ONE ANOTHER
This is a chorus from early in my church days. Apostolics tend to stick to the Bible even in song:
“Beloved, let us love one another. For love is of God, and everyone that loveth is born of God. They that loveth not, knoweth not God for God is love, Beloved let us love one another 1st John 4:7 and 8”
1 John 4:7-13 (NASB77)
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love. By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has beheld God at any time; if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in Him and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit.
So let me give this to you straight: I love you because God loved me, not because you are particularly lovable, but God told me to love you anyway because He loved me despite who I was or what I was.