"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish but have everlasting life."
This is a verse often quoted to tell people about how much God loves us. He loved us enough so as to be willing to send his only son to pay the penalty for our sins.
Last night I heard a verse that really struck me between the eyes about how I am to love others. God gave us his perfect example of how to love others but he reminded us of that love in 1 John 3:16.
"Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren."
~ 1 John 3:16