Of no subject did our Lord and His Apostles speak more often than of love; love is the very foundation of the Christian life.
God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him (1 John ).
All the talents, all the powers with which God has endowed our nature, our soul, our heart, our mind, our will, - we must subject to God, we must illuminate and animate with love for Him.
The heart and soul of man have within them a tendency to serve and to model themselves on the being whom they love with all their might.
These words primarily instruct us on how boundlessly we should love God.
We should love Him not only with a certain quality or ability of our soul, but with our entire being.
It is the greatest commandment of our Lord, and the chief sign of his followers.
A new commandment I give unto you: that you love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
Compatible with feeling- "I love you" may sometimes mean a feeling, but it always means a commitment to serve.
Jesus may not have felt desire or warmth toward the soldiers who flogged him, but he died for them anyway Meets others' needs- Christian love is concerned with doing what is good for another, not with what the other wants.