Gospel of John: Behold! The Father himself loves you all with deep affection, because you all have loved me in this same way and have believed that I came from God. Jesus, as quoted in John 16:26
This is the deepest purpose of Bible study and prayer – to come to know and experience God’s love for us, Father, Son and Spirit, and to share God’s love with each other. The transformation of the Holy Spirit begins and ends here, in God’s love.