To love God means to love His most wonderful creation – mankind. That is why God lets the sun shine on good people and bad people alike. God loves all people. And if we want to follow Christ, we should also love all people. The one who loves the neighbor is the one who loves God. First we need to love the neighbor that we can see, before we can love God whom we cannot see. And God manifests Himself through the neighbor. That is why the Lord presents himself as the weak, the oppressed, the downtrodden, the least of all the brethren to illustrate that to follow Christ is to love the most unlovable people. Think for a moment those whom you detest , or shun away, or refuse to love. These are the very people who Christ invites us to take pity and to consider loving.
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