1 John 4:7-8 (NIV)
7Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
*Being spiteful due to the action of others never solves a problem...If anything, it makes the situation worse due to negativity, often assumptions are created without facts, and you're hurting yourself based on the negative seed you're sowing. God loves us regardless of what we have done or said, and waits for us to come out of darkness and talk with Him. We are required to do the same, even if it's loving from a distance. There are also so many individuals who claim to love people, but do not act on it...Loving yourself and others is more than words...It's whether or not you are acting on His word, and truly treating others how you want to be treated. May God work on our hearts in order to exercise true love towards one another while we work on our relationship with Him.