Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
- Matthew 22:37-40
We love because He first loved us.
- 1 John 4:17
"Does anyone burn out when it comes to loving people?" Definitely. At least I do. All the time. But when I feel like I can't love anymore and feel all drained and helpless, something invisible just increases and wells up inside of me. This is when God strengthens me.
- A friend
Never mix up the order. First, love God, and let yourself be loved by God. Then love others. Agape love is a divine love, so let the divine touch lives, not our little human efforts.
Our job is not to attempt to create love. It is to channel it.