Love is True
At times I have acted outwardly loving while in my heart I was not loving.
IF you love someone you truly love them.
If you are destitute and physically sick, yet you are enabled to truly love everyone, you are far better off than someone who is physically healthy and owns the whole world yet may not love someone.
If you have thought something is true about God that isn't true, (for instance that God doesn't love you), you may struggle loving anyone.
Titus 3:3 At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another.
1 John 4:8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
I believe when you know in your heart how much that God loves you, you will find it easier to love those you may have struggled loving.
God has only ever truly loved you.
1 John 4:19 We love because he first loved us.
1 John 4:9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
1 John 4:16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.