Matt Chandler, commenting on Colossians 1:3-5, that the love of the Colossians for all the saints was because of the hope laid up for them in heaven:
"If your only hope is here, on this earth, in this bit of time, you tend to be a miserable person and you’ve got a hard time loving anybody because all you’ve got is right now. So everybody becomes means to your happiness and your satisfaction now. That usually makes you a miserable person, because everybody exists to meet your needs."
I think that's very insightful, and very timely for my often-loveless heart.
Also, see this video update from Chandler with great news on his health!