Hate vs. Love
No one is born hating another person. . . People must learn to hate. (C. S. Lewis, late British author)
Lewis continues, “. . .and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love. . .” Even infants seem to respond well to others; they smile and maybe reach out. It’s only as we grow and face disappointment or hurt that we may develop an attitude of dislike and hatred. A loving environment is the best means of teaching the art of a loving spirit.
The love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. (Romans 5:5)