Loving God Enables Us to Love Everyone
The Bhagavad Gita says by loving God one is enabled to love everyone. Every living being is part and parcel of God just as every ray emanating from the sun is part and parcel of the sun. When we discover love of God within our hearts, we see an inseparable part of God in the heart of every living being-male or female; black, white, red, yellow or brown; Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Jew, Parsee, Jain or Sikh; Pakastani, Indian, Israeli or Palestinian. One should understand that these are all temporary bodily designations that are ever changing like the clothes on the body. When we understand the relationship of our soul with God then we can identify every living beings relationship with God. In the process we find love and compassion for others instead of hatred. This is the real love which the world needs urgently.
-Radhanath Swami (from The Wisdom Tree - Bringing Wisdom Into Lives)