The only thing blocking us from truly loving others is fear; the fear that the one receiving our love might sabotage our desires. We live in a world plagued by the tedious task for humankind to have to “fend for themselves”. We must attain for ourselves what we need and desire–and what everyone else needs and desires usually gets in the way of our own needs and desires, thus we cannot be free to love fully because of the fear of another “taking” what might be ours. We often cannot help living out of the fear of being scarce. We are drowning in scarcity. Why do you think the pull for power plagues our planet?
If we did not fear what another could take from us, then we would be freed up to love with a genuine heart. And, If we actually believed that Christ is everything we need–all our desires fulfilled–then there would be no reason to fear others taking what we long for away. A heart that is content in what is faithfully promised is one that can love joyfully. A heart that is not completely surrendered (surrendered to what He promises is true) to Him cannot love. To surrender is to be truly free–free to love.