A command. From God and from social pressures.
An emotion. Felt towards individuals and group.
The warmth one feels after making a new friend.
The fire while discussing Torah on Shabbos morning.
The tight hug of a family member.
Love is complicated. It can cloud our judgment.
Cause us to act too selfishly. And also not selfishly enough.
Cause us to spend more time on things irrational.
But love isn't supposed to make sense.
Love is important.
It helps us breath.
Through pain and through joy.
It's refreshing and hopeful.
And with it, we couldn't live without.