Matthew 22:36-37 Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
The word love in this context is agape in the Greek. The central meaning to agape is a self-sacrificing love. It is not a human feeling that is emotional, sentimental, etc. It also is unrelated to a brotherly, friendly, or sexual kind of love. It is the essence of God, God is love. Now, this is how it is now reading to me –