Little children, I’m writing to you because your sins have been forgiven through Jesus’ name. Parents, I’m writing to you because you have known the one who has existed from the beginning. Young people, I’m writing to you because you have conquered the evil one. Little children, I write to you because you know the Father. Parents, I write to you because you have known the one who has existed from the beginning. Young people, I write to you because you are strong, the word of God remains in you, and you have conquered the evil one. Don’t love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in them. Everything that is in the world—the craving for whatever the body feels, the craving for whatever the eyes see and the arrogant pride in one’s possessions—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world and its cravings are passing away, but the person who does the will of God remains forever. (1 John 2:12-17, CEB)
We are called to love the world but not love the world.
It is kind of like the Jedi loving. They are forbidden to make attachments to things that can be lost, but they are taught to care and stand up for everyone. SO they are to love unconditionally without forming attachment.
We are to love the world as God does, to help them see how much God loves them. But not to love the world so it takes the place of God.
So love the world but do not love the world.
Loving People. Loving God.