let us love one another;
love springs from God;
no one can love without being born of God,
and knowing God.
How can the man who has no love have any knowledge of God,
since God is love?
What has revealed the love of God,
where we are concerned,
is that he has sent his only-begotten Son into the world,
so that we might have life through him.
That love resides,
not in our shewing any love for God,
but in his shewing love for us first,
when he sent out his Son to be an atonement for our sins.
if God has shown such love for us,
we too must love one another.
1 John 4:7-4:11 (Knox)