An exploration of the New Commandment given by Jesus as recorded by John, noting that loving one another is not easy – as New Testament (Acts, Pauls writing) show or as history church shows. Our failure to live out this “simple commandment” has led directly to us standing at dawn remembering those went to war on “our behalf”. Then explore the examples of Henare Wiremu Taratoa and Heni Te Kiri Karamu as examples of the risk of loving as Christ loves “Love one another. In the same way I loved you, you love one another. This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples—when they see the love you have for each other.”Who do we struggle to loveHow might God be inviting us to love today?