Because only focusing on Jesus reveals to us what God is really like.
“For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fulness should dwell.” Col. 1:19
When we see Jesus we see the Father. Seeing Jesus allows us to answer the fundamental questions of reality: In Jesus do we see the kind of God we hope exists? Does Jesus reveal the kind of God in whom we would seek refuge ?
When we focus on Jesus we see in flesh and blood what God thinks, feels and wants. Focusing on Jesus we can decide if this is the God with whom we want to think. Focusing on Jesus we can decide if this is the kind of God with whom we want to share our feelings. Focusing on Jesus we can decide if this is the kind of God with whom we want to cooperate.
No amount of theological thinking about God can replace focusing our full attention on Jesus. When we focus on Jesus we meet the Father face to face.
Because only by believing in Jesus we become the kind of people who can love continuously.
“If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive;…” John 7:37-39
When we believe in Jesus as the drink that satisifes our inner thirst for love , the Holy Spirit becomes in us the river of Jesus’ love which moves through our lives toward our neighbors.
As we believe in Jesus, He answers the second fundamental question of reality: How can we become the kind of people we hope to be? How can we love our neighbors as we love ourselves? Believing in Jesus allows us to see and become people who can deliver love continuously by the Spirit in us.
Why focus on and believe in Jesus?
We focus on and believe in Jesus in order to love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength and to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. We focus on and believe in Jesus because we exist to love God and our neighbor. Jesus makes both possible.
No other focus or belief can take us to this place of simultaneous Divine and human love. Only Jesus can take us to this place. Focus on and believe in Jesus. Only then love will flow toward God and others. Without Jesus we can do nothing. With Him our love can be perfected.