God: has to activate that kind of love in me….
Lamentations 3:22 (KJV) “It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.”
I don’t know if you ever tried the spiritual litmus test for love; attempting to see if you really can love someone no matter what they do to you. Even when they hurt you so bad that it tears apart the fabric of your inner being; yet you still cannot wish them ill.
My gosh, when it reaches to that limit that you know you can retaliate, yet that constraint allows you not to want to: that my friend is passing the litmus test. You do love that person.
Weird thing is, I do believe it is a love which comes from God; cherish it.