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Your Q & A

From the May 2004 issue of The Christian Science Journal

The Bible tells us to love God with all our hearts. How do we know we love God?

I have often asked myself, do I really love God, and if so, do I love Him enough? I think that if we don't love God already, we can at least learn to.

In the Bible, John says, "We love him, because he first loved us" (I John 4: 19). This means to me that it is God Himself who has given us the spiritual capacity to love Him with the love that He places in each person's heart.

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