Love...what a huge landscape of a subject. Deep and Wide. Outside and Inside.
“We can only learn to love by loving."― Iris Murdoch
Love... what a huge landscape of a subject. It is deep and wide. It is outside and inside. Sometimes we use love for things it is not. Love does not bring you peace, protection or constancy. Love it not a guarantee when it is between you and another human. So while you read the quote above, you might have taken it only human to human.
That is one way to look at it. You have to give to receive. You cannot always be on the receiving in and there are no promises. The only relationship that you can depend on all the time that includes peace, protection and constancy, is the relationship you have with God. Again you must learn to love him. Spend time with Him. Be with Him.
Look at your day yesterday, how much time did you spend talking to God? Praying to God? Singing to God? Do you know how to be loving?
"But you, O Lord, are a shield around me, my glory and the one who lifts up my head." Psalm 3:3