If you’ve never received unconditional love, it can become hard to then give it out. (Author unknown)
Someone else put it even more simply, “One who has not received love cannot give love.” There’s only one way to have experience and that is to have it. How can you imitate what you haven’t seen? There are so many ways to say it, but the lesson is clear. To help others love, we must love. The demonstration of love will enable others to experience and share it themselves.
Let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions. (1 John 3:18)