Grace, mercy, and peace will be with us from God the Father and from Jesus Christ the Father’s Son in truth and love.
I rejoiced greatly to find some of your children in the truth just as we were commanded by the Father. But now, Lady,* I ask you, not as though I were writing a new commandment but the one we have had from the beginning: let us love one another. For this is love, that we walk according to his commandments; this is the commandment, as you heard from the beginning, in which you should walk. (*the Christian Community)