Love for the Lord is what “love” really means, and love for our neighbor is caring. There can be no love for the Lord in us except when we are caring: it is in this that the Lord unites with us.
Since faith in its essence is caring, it follows that no one can have faith in the Lord except while caring. Union comes from caring, through faith–a union of the Lord with us through caring and a union of us with the Lord through faith. On the reciprocal nature of this union, see Teaching about Life for the New Jerusalem, Sections 101-107.
from Life/Faith: Teaching for the New Jerusalem on Faith, Section 22
Sections 101-107: Published 6/9/2022-6/15/2022