I am commanded to love my enemy.
As well as my neighbor.
And my beautiful wife.
Along with my lovely daughters.
Yet, I do know this one thing.
I cannot give what I don't have.
I have no innate love for others.
Not genuine love.
Not selfless love.
So where do I get it?
By loving God.
And being loved by God.
That is why John says:
"We know that we love the children of God,
...When we love God."
1 John 5:2
Did you get that?
It's not the way I'd have written it.
And that is why I am not an author of Scripture!
For I would have said:
"This is how you know that you love God...
When we love the children of God."
Yet it reads just the opposite of what this dork would say!
I know that I love you...
Because I love God.
That means the way I love you...
Or my enemy.
Is through the love of God.
For I cannot give....
What I don't have.
I need His love.