Whoever keeps my commandments is the one who loves me. If he loves me, he will also be loved by my Father; I too shall love him and show myself clearly to him.”
Judas—not Judas Iscariot—asked Jesus, “Lord, how can it be that you will show yourself clearly to us and not to the world?” Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word and my Father will love him; and we will come to him and live with him. But if anyone does not love me, he will not keep my words; and these words that you hear are not mine, but the Father’s who sent me.
I told you all this while I am still with you. From now on the Helper, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things, and remind you of all that I have told you.
Jesus tells us to love Him by continuously obeying His commandments. Let us remember that our love for Him is not only a two-way direction—that we love him only and He loves back, period. Rather, our love for God must be a three-way relationship. Indeed, we love Him but we must also learn to love others. Most importantly, if we really love God, we must show this love by loving others, including the ones whom we do not know. /Vulnerasti, 2022