However I can’t love you
and I can’t know your love for me
other than loving my neighbor…
It is all fairly easy, Lord,
but it surely is not all the time straightforward…
So, at the moment, Lord,
assist me love my neighbor,
particularly the one I do not like,
that in loving these round me
I’d develop in love of you
and know your love for me…
Beloved, allow us to love each other, as a result of love is of God.
Those that say, “I really like God,” however hate their neighbor, are liars;
for if you don’t love the neighbor whom you might have seen
you can not love God whom you haven’t seen.
That is the commandment we’ve got from God:
all who love God should additionally love their neighbor.
(see 1 John 4)