Love is not being nice when you are feeling surly. Love is not doing good deeds of charity and service. (ACOL, C:4.11)
Here we see that our preconceptions about love have been all wrong. Jesus gets right to the point: Playing nice when we are in a bad mood, “feeling surly,” fools nobody—not our brothers and sisters, not ourselves, not God. And most of all not Jesus. And our good deeds are like the “works” that St. Paul said were not sufficient for salvation; he said “not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Ephesians 2:9, KJV)
And now Jesus is saying the same thing to us in channeled writing of the turn of the Twenty-First Century. We must be onto something important.