Verses17-19 say “so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith - that you being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height, and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.”
With love, we can love. We can have empathy, we can look straight into the eyes of the most unloved and unloveable- and see Christ. And we can love them and see past what seems to be hardness, crassness, meanness, evil, and see instead another child made in the image of Christ. And we can love one another when we don’t want to, when it is easier to get caught up in the chores and to-dos of the day and to keep the schedule. Next thing you know, a year has past and no time has been taken. I promise you, you will never regret stopping and loving. When you stop and love and truly love like Christ loved us, you allow yourself to be filled with the fullness of God and are able to experience the love of Christ. The crazy love that surpasses reason. And that, is a wonderful messy place to be.