Knowing God as love, as our love, is knowing God for who he is. God’s love is transforming knowledge when it is received in our hearts. I have found that when I pray in gratitude for His love for me, I am better able to love others.
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No one has seen God at any time; if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in Him and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit.