I grew up Christian but very few ever lived by those words. I never really learned anything specifically about Jesus or his teachings but I sure do remember the tails of the punishing god and the instillment of fear and not Love.
I decided early on to follow my own path. I understood that I wanted to make the lives of those around me pleasant. I didn't always succeed but I learned.
I began to learn about meditation and just being still, quieting the mind and resonating in a state of Love. In Oneness. Actually practicing feeling more love. Any positive state is an act of a degree of love. Even what we may call negative is only a lesser degree of Love. Like hot and cold. There is only heat and its absence. There is no source of cold as there is no source of evil only the lesser degree of Love. So everything then is an expression of Love. Of God, in this case, as you so beautifully described.
I took an unconventional, un Christian path to understand the words of Christ. I often imagine he understood physics quite well. There is really One Truth and that is LOVE expressed through a World full of beautiful metaphors and teachers throughout time.
"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin