In my other thread about the burial of the deceased bomber, one member posted that, if her child had killed people like that, she would treat her child as "dead to her" regardless of if she was dead or not, and completely detatch herself from her child because she wouldn't love her anymore.
Which got me to thinking, what are your thoughts on unconditional love? Who does your unconditional love extend to? Anyone? Just your children? Your SO? Extended family or close friends?
For me, I love God unconditionally, first of all. After that, I love my family unconditionally, even somewhat removed family members (such as cousins and such) Even if they were to do someting unthinkable, I would still feel that familial bond to them that I don't think I would be capable of emotionally severing.
But (and I know this will make me seem like a monster to some) if I am being truly honest with myself, my love for close friends and even my husband isn't totally unconditional. I think it's because, since I chose to include them in my "family" I can choose to exclude them as well. Don't get me wrong, I am a pretty loyal friend and consider myself a particularly devoted wife, but if it ever came to something like rape or murder, I don't think I could continue to truly love them. Care about them and pray for them, loving them in the Christian "love your enemies" sense sure, but the personal love would be broken.
What about you?