The love of Christ, or the absence of it, is a thing easily
identifiable. This is not some profound, mysterious point
of theology. It is not some sweet-sounding, but useless,
emotion. The love of Christ is a gift of divine grace that
is clearly demonstrated in the lives of God's elect.
(1 Cor. 13:4-7).
This love causes a person to be kind, patient, content,
gentle, even tempered, humble, self-denying, generous,
honest, truthful, forbearing, and forgiving toward others,
both in the church and out of it.