It takes so much effort to withhold love. I imagine somewhere there is a field where love that was ignored goes to die. If you visit there you would see mounds and mounds and mounds of love wasted. I wish we could recycle it. I know a lot of people who could use a little.
Best yet, I wish God would make a new rule, specifically a rule for love. The rule will state that anyone desiring to throw away love of any kind must go through him first. Yes, they must write it down and get prior clearance. Want to waste love? Then you must own it, put it in writing, seal it, lick a stamp and see what God has to say about it.
You choose to despise your neighbor, hate the color of your bus driver's skin, want to bully her on the playground, want to talk behind his back, cheat on her, beat him up, steal from him, lie to them, slander her, defile yourself. Well before you add anymore wasted love to the mounds in the field, take your case to God Almighty himself first. If he clears your spiteful ways then by all means, go ahead, pile it on.
But before you are so quick to throw love away you should know a thing or two about love or whose love exactly you are toying with.
Luke 35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.
ICor 13:4-8 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil6 but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails.
1Peter 4:8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
I have a lot of love to share, so I will leave you with this. I LOVE YOU. And there is plenty more where that came from.