There’s an old anecdote
that goes like this:
”What makes the lamb love Mary so?”’
the curious child asked.
”Why, Mary loves the lamb, you know,”
the wise teacher replied.
It’s a truism.
We tend to love those who first loved us.
The lamb loves Mary
because Mary first loved the lamb.
We respond to someone’s gift of love
because it encourages us,
comforts us, motivates us, inspires us,
makes us feel special and valued
No other emotion has such an impact.
To be loved inspires us to love back,
to give what we have already received.
In turn, the love we choose to give
comes back to us,
because others also tend to love those
who have given them love..
It’s a wonderful, mysterious cycle
that is spiritual in nature,
nourishing to the soul,
and warms the heart.