Jesus came as the revealor of love. Jesus reveals God by being utterly transparent to him. What had been cloaked in mystery is clear in Jesus— the God is love. No man or woman has ever loved like Jesus Christ. Therein lies his divinity for me.
Brennan Manning, The Signature of Jesus
My beloved friends, let us continue to love each other since love comes from God. Everyone who loves is born of God and experiences a relationship with God. The person who refuses to love doesn’t know the first thing about God, because God is love—so you can’t know him if you don’t love. This is how God showed his love for us: God sent his only Son into the world so we might live through him. This is the kind of love we are talking about—not that we once upon a time loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to clear away our sins and the damage they’ve done to our relationship with God.
1 John 4:7-10 The Message