God is love. He is total self-gift. God first loved Creation into being and then continued to empty himself by entering our world as one of us. Christ Jesus taught and commanded us to love as God does. That love is our highest calling, our purpose here on Earth. It is how we were created and why: to be like God. It is our very identity, the command we carry as baptized children of God. Loving one another, though, is not merely a feeling. It is not something we are swept up in or fall into. It is a choice, an active verb. It is an action—a thousand actions, chosen repeatedly in obedience and faith, knowing we are our truest selves when we live in love as God created and Christ called us to do.
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