Thanks Brenda – I like the decision vs emotion distinction.
In the last chapter of of johns gospel when Jesus asks Peter “do you love me?” In the original greek, Jesus uses a verb based on agape while Peter first replies with a verb based on Philios, which is the emotion we have when we hang out with our close friends.
Agape is what St. Paul writes about in Corinthians 13.
And the Good Samaritan is Jesus’ example of love your neighbor. But the Samaritan doesn’t become buddies with the robbery victim. He just pays his hotel bill and goes on his way