Loving a person – is it easy?
Loving others is not easy. It needs a heart of kindness. All religious teachings or commandments are based on love.
Love is a challenge! True or faithful love is a real challenge in life. It is difficult to find real, selfless love. All religious teachings or commandments are based on love.
Loving a person or thing is not so easy. Literatures and folk songs say that love is easy. It takes time to understand the person or thing which can pave the way for better loving.
The opposite of love is hatred. If you are pessimistic about a person or thing you cannot love. It is toxic. It destroys others as well as the individual who hates.
The gap between love and hatred
There is a gap between these two opinions of love and hatred. You may find a range of emotions, including concern and indifference before you reach either of these two opinions.
If somebody offends you, your response may be in a variety of ways. You may feel hatred, bear grudge, or even seek revenge. Perhaps the negative reaction may be easier than the positive one.
Do not revenge
The Book of Leviticus says, "Do not hate a fellow Israelite in your heart. Rebuke your neighbor frankly, so you will not share in their guilt. Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord." (Leviticus 19 17-18)
Jesus gives more importance to the commandment of love. But practical experiences say that loving a person is a great challenge. Love is misinterpreted in the modern lifestyle and it does not differentiate love and sex.