To love another is to love thy self, for in loving we become loved and in nurturing we too are nurtured. Remember that a closed door could never be entered – so too with a closed heart.
In the course of human undertakings instances occur where circumstances converge that would lead to either growth or ruin to man and mankind. Events that cause suffering can also lead to strength; and circumstances that wipe away plenty could lead to the growth of the seeds of generosity in the hearts of many. For enlightenment does not often come from moments of repose but strikes like lightning and thunder in times of tumult and despair.
To love another is a virtue that shines ever brighter in times of need and in times of wanting. When there is need not just for what is wanted but more so for what is lacking; not only for what was lost but for that which will never be regained.
To love another is to give a part of us to the one we love. And by giving we receive in turn.
Give love not for seeking of grace or for penitence; but give love for the glory of loving and the joy of imparting love from one heart to another.
Only in giving love do we truly love and loved back in turn. And only by being truly loved will we experience having truly lived, for what is life without love and the joy of loving and being loved in turn.