Three types of love exists on earth. The first is love for those we love; family and good friends. This type of love is easiest to dole out. It needs no further explanation.
The second type of love is trying to love people we dislike. As a Christian, we were taught by Jesus before His departure from earth that we are to love one another. This type of love is not yet defined as love until we are obedient to our Lord. He didn't mean that we force ourselves to show love to these people, only to not bear any hatred for them in our hearts. We are to pray for them in whatever capacity that lines up with God's will... think about the 10 Commandments when we think about loving our enemies. We are not to take up the methods of the devil, instead we take up the methods of Jesus Christ.
Which brings me to the last type of Love. The love of the three Godheads, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is the LOVE OF ALL LOVES. It even has its own name, AGAPE (a-gah-peh). This type of love can never exist in our hearts because we are born of flesh. Only when we get to heaven will we be able to achieve this. It is not to say that we shouldn't practice it while we are on earth. God actually encourages us to do so. It should be our goal. The more we practice, the closer we are to God's heart. And we all know what happens to us when we have that close relationship with God, right? We become favored. Favored children of God get the goods! They get the blessing and the grace and the unlimited mercy from God. Because God understands we can never be perfect like Him, he lengthens his forgiveness and mercy for us. Jesus was the sacrificial lamb for past, present and future sins. What an honor for perfection to give His life so we can live in everlasting life and Love of God. Something to ponder on, amirite?
Until my next rant... LOVE ONE ANOTHER!