Jesus continues to live out his life on earth through his corporate body, the Church. The Body of Christ is not just a figure of speech, but conveys the reality that Christ lives through his people. Together God’s people extend the life of Jesus to the world. (Discipleship Essentials p. 175)
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.