Gave and have
There is only one kind of love, even if people say they love him or her or this or that. The real love is from God through Jesus and is not about feelings or lust, it is giving, not receiving, and not about you but about someone you are giving too. Vi can see this in John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life“.
God loved the World, not only humans, but the rest also, trees, animals, mountains, God loved, and loves it all by giving Jesus. For Him to love us by giving us eternal life. Most of the time when people say “I love you” they mean they want someone to love them, actually they love themselves.
How do we practice this love of God? how did Jesus do it? He took the first step, He sacrificed his heavenly kingdom, and entered this world in poverty, born in a place where animals lived and grew up as a carpenter’s son, and then He took the second step too by sacrificing his safety speaking against the authorities, and what then, yes He took the third step also, giving us His life dying on a wooden cross thus taking upon Himself our curse.
Jesus took the first step, however he got nothing back, nobody said fantastic like someone borne in a palace, when a prince is born, however the heavenly king tried once more, got nothing back. Jesus loved us with the love of God, giving not receiving. That’s how you practice loving someone, you give, give and give and go on giving until it becomes a habit. Your God in heaven is a giver and you cannot out give God the reward is without limitation