If my wife said to me, “I order you now! Love me!” What would I do? Probably wouldn’t be feeling the love. If she was lucky (she is), I might try harder to be nice to her. But that’s not going to last long. If love does not flow from a heart-felt desire, it will not endure and isn’t authentic. There must be an inner longing to be closer to and care for someone to call it love. How is it then that God commands us to love? Can we control our feelings? The repeated commandments in the Bible to…
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