Here is a beautiful meditation on Love and Knowing God/G-d by the most blessed Saint Silouan the Athonite.
And the Holy Spirit teaches us this love.
The soul that has not come to know the Holy Spirit does not understand how it is possible to love one’s enemies, and will not receive this commandment.
But in the Lord is pity for all men, and he who would be with the Lord must love his enemies.
How may we know whether the Lord loves us or no?
Here are tokens: If you battle firmly against sin the Lord loves you.
If you love your enemies you are even more beloved of God.
And if you lay down your life for others you are greatly beloved of the Lord, who Himself laid down His life for us.
The man who has known the Lord through the Holy Spirit becomes like unto the Lord…
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