Real love is not natural it’s supernatural. And if Christians are going to operate in real love we are going to need to submit our whole lives to God, because He will make us to increase and abound in love. In fact (1 Thess. 3: 12) “And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you.” Thus, if we will give our lives to him, he has a way of causing our love to increase not only for family and friends, but for anyone. If we (who are Christians) are going to be known for anything it should be how we love because people don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. Further, God is more concerned with our love walk than He is anything else in our character because God is Love and if He is love then we must be as well. We are commanded to love and without this love making it to heaven is impossible. One of the Lord’s first commandments is “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment (Matt 22:37-38).” Hence, there is no other way to or through Christianity without the love of God for the one we serve as well as our neighbor.
God Bless You