Love—is it natural to us?

Is love natural to us or not? And if it is, where does it come from? Is it of our own making? Or does it originate in ancestry, upbringing, education, religious teaching, or experience? What about the times we feel anything but love? Is that our nature?   

Once when I was longing to help someone and was reaching out to God to know how, the message came strongly that God loves me. At first I thought, “No, God—You didn’t hear what I was asking. I am asking how to help someone else.” As I listened further, the same message persisted. After resisting for a bit, I stopped and permitted the full-on embrace of God to touch me deeply. I felt loved by God in a way I had not really felt before. It was a simple and profound experience. 

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