Together in This - Our Formation Series Ep. 6
Jesus makes a direct correlation between loving Him and being disciples of Him, and loving people. In other words, you cannot be a disciple of Jesus without loving people, because love is at the core of who God is. Following Jesus is learning to love not only God, but other people as well, and learning to love takes practice. So there is no way of learning how to love without interacting with people. Which means that you cannot fully follow Jesus without living in community.