Every person is obligated to love to do acts of kindness. But how can God legislate that we will "love" doing kindness?!
The concept of loving to do kindness means that it is not sufficient to wait until someone approaches you and asks you to help. Your love of kindness should be so strong that you actively seek out such opportunities.
(see the prophet Michah 6:8; Rabbi Eliyahu Lopian - Lev Eliyahu, vol.1, p.11; Rabbi Pliskin's "Consulting the Wise")
We're human. We need food. We need meaning and connection. And we most definitely need encouragement.
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