God loves selflessly and unconditionally.
So why can’t we be god-like? Why is it so hard to love?
Selfishness is human nature. So is freewill. Theoretically speaking, it is only when one is purely logical that one can be without emotion or feelings. Being purely logical means knowing what is right or wrong, and doing only what it right. Therefore, God is logical. He is so powerful he has surpassed all selfish desires.
He knows everything about reason. He is reason.
He has made it a point to wake up every morning and live for us. Come to think of it, it’s the only thing he does.
We, on the other hand, lack the willpower to wake up an hour earlier every morning to jog or run. Heck, it takes a lot of supernatural strength just to shut off the alarm.
To love, you have to have reason. And the only reason is love. You take so much of your time, time you will never get back, to spend it on something or someone. Why do you that? Maybe because it/he/she is important. It could be 8 hours of work that pays the bills, an hour at the gym to give back to your body, or 2 straight hours of phone call with someone you love who lives in another island.
Love is difficult. It takes a lot of work. It is not the gifts that you send or receive. It is not the daily exchanges of sweet nothings. It is not the amount of time or money you have invested in that person.
It is a decision.
To love despite differences.
To love despite arguments.
To love despite distance.
To love despite the wrong.
To love despite weaknesses.
To never give up.
On that someone. On love.
Don’t get me wrong, I am not telling you to stay in an abusive relationship. If you are in one, you need help.
This is about love. How difficult it is, how it makes you weightless and drives you crazy at the same time, how it takes a lot to love.
At some point, that kind of love is impossible because we are wired differently. Man is born to protect himself, that involves being selfish. Freewill is logic mixed with selfishness.