God wants us to know that he loves us like that. Paul pray that we would “grasp” this love. That word is a curious one, meaning “to take or seize eagerly,” “the clasp or embrace, especially with fingers or arms,” or “to lay hold with the mind.” To many Christians, pit knowledge against experience in the head against the heart. The truth is, both are needed to grasp God’s love. The love of God is what happens when the truth in our heads captivates the affections of our hearts, which spurs us on to grasp the love of God in our lives.
– Driscoll, Mark; Who Do You Think You Are? Finding Your True Identity in Christ; Thomas Nelson Publishers, Nashville, copyright 2013; Page 117