Love is always bestowed as a gift – freely, willingly and without expectation. We don’t love to be loved; we love to love.
What a wondrous emotion unconditional love is! I believe this is part of the beauty of the love that a parent has for a child and the love that Heavenly Father has for all of His children. Not a love of expectations, but a love purely for the sake of love. What a wonderful place this world could be if this love were the norm rather than the out of the ordinary.