Jesus was the perfect example of unconditional love. The questions he was asked, the comments that were made to him, then the betrayal, and of course he continued to love. He is the perfect example!
So, the contemplation is... Do I love unconditionally? Do I put conditions on my love for others?
When I was younger, I totally put conditions on my love for people. But now, I just love. If you say something to offend me, I don't even know it. If you need my help, no matter how you have treated me in the past, I will help. If you only come to me when you need something, I do not say, "You only come to me when you need something." Rather, I say, "I would love to help/serve!"
The greatest thing of all is that if parents treated their child like their favorite instead of only treating them like their favorite when they do things for them, the child would have the greatest self-confidence and they would learn the habit of unconditional love. How many parents punish when they think they should but never ever reward? Rewards (emotional and mental support, kindness and love) should come all day, everyday just for being given the opportunity of being their parent.
If you want to have a great relationship with someone, anyone, especially children, spend quality time with them, have fun, and be playful. That is the best way to show unconditional love. I do not care how old you are or who you are, if I spend some quality time listening to you, have fun, and am playful, you will feel unconditional love from me and we both will feel great.
The people who do not show love need the unconditional love the most. People do not show love because they have conditions on their love. Don't put conditions on a relationship where you have to receive love first.
Why am I rambling about unconditional love? Because, I see so many people carry the habit of conditioned love and it only hurts them, it only stresses them out. So, contemplate increasing your practice of unconditional love, and just watch yourself destress.
Love you! Have a great weekend!!!
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