I am going to my death to make possible for you a model of creative practice which is not governed by death. From now on this is the only commandment which counts: that you should live your lives as a creative overcoming of death, showing that you are prepared to die because you are not moved by death, and you are doing this to make possible a similar living out for your friends. The measure in which they are your friends is the degree in which, thanks to the perception which they have of your creative acting out of a life beyond the rule of death, they come to have their imagination expanded in the same way, and they too become capable of entering into this creative living out of a life that is not ruled by death.
John 13:34-35, as paraphrased by James Alison in Raising Abel, p.71.
(See also Tapestries of Love.)