LOVE…. Love is a ‘gift from God.’
It can be a one-way street, or two-way… either. When extending ‘true love’ … it should be extended the same way that God extends it….a gift. If we give a gift, expecting ‘something’ (love) in return… then, it not really a gift… is it?
Love requires 100%, otherwise… we’re just poking fun at one of God’s greatest gifts. Remember…Love thy neighbor as yourself….more precisely… we find in… Mark 12:30-31 – “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.”
If you “expect” love in return… it’s not true love…and, it’s surely ‘not a gift.’ True love, is unconditional.
Just for the record…I have to be honest. It’s taken me a ‘life-time’ to figure this out…. LOVE is made in Heaven. If love is intended to be… a two-way street. It will….because…. it’s a Gift from God.
Thanks be to God.