The true love test
(“Test all things and hold fast to what is good“)
True Love based on God “never demands” about what it “should receive” (self-seeking) and also “never boasts” about what it has “given” (exalts itself).
How true a person’s love is primarily judged based on these two traits only.
It’s a necessary condition for true love though not a sufficient one.
Yes. No human is perfect; hence, one can only truly fall in Love with God in Christ Who alone exhibited such a Perfect Love in both His Words and Deeds, some of which are yet to be fulfilled in time.
“If we detect any trace of hatred in our hearts against any man whatsoever for committing any fault, we are utterly estranged from love for God, since love for God absolutely precludes us from hating any man.” – St. Maximos the Confessor, Four Hundred Chapters on Love