A Three-Fold Cord.

1st Strand: — "That the world may know … that Thou hast loved them as Thou has loved Me."
2nd Strand: — "As the Father hath loved Me, so have I loved you."
3rd Strand: — "A new commandment I give unto you, … as I have loved you, that ye also love one another."

In the 1st century the heathen frequently remarked: See how these Christians love one another."

In these closing days the 3rd Strand is most often lamentably strained.
G. F. Barlee.