“Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart”
(I Peter 1:22 NKJV)

It’s always great to gather together with good friends but sometimes we come into contact with people who may be much more difficult to like. Without investing time in our vertical relationship with the Lord all attempts at horizontal relationships with one another on this earth will ultimately lead to disappointment. Without the indwelling Spirit of God inside of us our ability for loving fellowship is doomed. Only the empowerment of the Holy Spirit provides self centered humans with the ability to selflessly love one another. To love another as yourself is actually an overflow of the love of God from within us. Therefore to love in the Spirit is to be filled with the Spirit so don’t leave home without him!