And so we get to the heart of law: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind, and love your neighbor as yourself.” Christ gives us the strength and freedom to choose this way of love.
If we love God in Christ, then we will love what he loves and live through him.
What sort of face does love have? What shape is it? What size? What hands and feet does it have? No one can say. And yet it does have feet, those feet that carry people to church. It does have hands, those hands that reach out to the poor. It has eyes, those through which we consider the needy: “blessed is the person,” it is said, “who considers the needy and the poor.” [Ps. 41:1] It has ears, of which the Lord says, “He that has ears to hear let him hear.” [Luke 8:8] Augustine, sermon on 1 John 4:4-12