Because Jesus told us to love one another...
"You demonstrate your love to your child less by presents, than by the mother's language of love--by caressing words and looks.
Parents, teach your children how to love--inculcate love, and your child will have a rich ever-gaining or acquiring life. Teach how to love now, in this cold world, which is the January of time.
Teach how to love, so that you yourself, when your sight is old and your eyes are dim, may see around your invalid chair and death-bed, not the cold, greedy looks of your next heirs, but anxious weeping faces, who strive to kindle up the life that is growing cold, and illuminate the darkness of your last hours with gratitude for your former ones.
Teach how to love.
Golden Thoughts of Mother, Home & Heaven