"But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you"
"For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use yoru freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serce one another."
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faitherfulness."
"The first is, "To be a creature means to be loved by a Creator." We are created to love. The second is to know God is to enter first into His "truth." That is, we must know our grounding in being as not creating ourselves. The "extraordinary adventure of our Christian life" begins here. This is a remarkable sentence. The adventure is rooted in the love and service of another, not ourselves.
How far does such love potentially go to? To the Cross, this is based in the "gift of oneself."
Love of God also implies that we are made in his image. Loving him means also loving what he has created. "There is no freedom in opposing the other."
When I become the sole interest of my deeds, I am not free to love another. "We can no longer live together and the whole of life becomes cruelty ..." - Fr. James V. Schall