“Just as you express love to your friends, children, or spouse, that is how I ask you to love me too. I invite you to give me a kiss every morning, to greet me when you wake up, to tell me good morning, or to say good night before going to sleep.” Choose Only Love bk.2, 21:II
Jesus is inviting us into a very personal relationship with him. Here he is emphasizing his human, rather than divine, characteristics.
Perhaps we don’t know how to love Jesus. We think this sounds too old-fashioned for us in the New Age. A “personal relationship” with Jesus may have turned some of us off.
But give it a try. We know that he is available to us as a friend, and here he invites something even closer, a family member. There is great comfort in this, great comfort indeed.
We walk a cold and cruel world, at least part of the time. Until we know that we are right with God, we won’t be satisfied for long with anything we find in our daily walk. Jesus is here pointing out a very practical way to end dissatisfaction. Just make friends with him, he says. Know that when we express love for him as we would to any close companion, we are doing something that feels right.
We are having a personal relationship with Jesus. This is something he is now asking of us.