There are many things taught about Christianity, but I think the most important truth to understand is God’s love for us. I have only managed a small inkling of knowledge about God’s love for me. However, I have recently realized that my ability to love others depends on my degree of awareness of God’s love for me. The more I receive of God’s love, the greater the reservoir from which love flows from me to others.
The Apostle Paul gave us a definitive list of what love is in 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, Love is patient, Love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. He adds in verse 8, Loves never fails.
I believe this passage describes God’s love in action. All of these aspects of his love stream to us 24/7. The more we allow his love to permeate our lives. The more we will be able to love those we encounter.