God created us to be ONE with Him and with one another. He took a big risk in creating human beings and giving them individuality, consciousness, choice, free will; the Creator’s desire being that man’s conscious choice would be oneness. And, oneness is impossible without conscious choice. For, there is no unity, no delight of love, no harmony, no good in being, where there is only one.
Two at least are needed for oneness; and the greater the number of individuals, the greater, the lovelier, the richer, the more divine is the possible unity.
John 13:34 – “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
John 13:35 – “By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
John 15:12 – “This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you.
John 15:17 – “This I command you, that you love one another.
John 17: 20-23 – “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.”