All of us have experienced times in our lives where we felt as if we loved someone and they did not return that love. Whether it be with a family member or someone you were in a relationship with. Many times the pain from these relationships causes us to be reluctant to love. If we are not careful we can even become bitter and our hearts become harden. However, I would like to suggest to you that is not true love and all that is an emotional or conditional love. The truth is most relationships whatever the nature are based on conditional love.
You see true love is not dependent on how you feel. It is the love that is not even of yourself. It is the love that comes from God. True love isn't concern with whether the love is return or not. True love is pure. It's the love that dies for individuals while they were yet sinners. It the type of love that gives up glory to take upon the form of a servant that we may have life. True love is unconditional it is the type of love that Jesus The Christ has for us!
So the next time you find yourself in a situation where love doesn't love you back remember love is not a feeling it is a choice! Choose to love anyway! If we are going be Jesus disciples we are going to have to love one another. Jesus himself said, "By this will all men know that you are my disciples that ye have love one for another." If we are going to live up to our end our love has to become choice and not a feeling!
Scripture Reference: Romans 5:8, John 13:35