I know that God "loves" me, but does the nature of God's love include what we humans would call "a constant, strong, and genuine affection"?
I am asking this because in Catholic church, God's love is "caritas". "caritas" is love that is in will that is not dependent on emotion. And I am having a problem with it. I take "caritas" as love without genuine affection towards its recipients, a.k.a. "cold love". Like, I sometimes hear Christians saying "I love my neighbour, but I don't like them"; they perform various acts of charity for their neighbours, but they don't like their neighbour. They do acts of charity in their commitment to keep the commandments, but if there is no commandments, they would rather not carry out the charity for their neighbours. In terms of "caritas", such Christian do love his neighbour through his action, yet such love is love without genuine affection towards its recipients. I would call it "a cold love"; I also feel that such love is a fake love - love missing its essence. And sometimes I do wonder if God's love for me ("caritas") is, in fact, a cold love.
so my question is:
I do know that God "loves" me, but does the nature of God's love include what we would call "a constant, strong, and genuine affection"? (I know that God doesn't experience emotions like affection, but I am wondering if the nature of God's love for me includes what we humans would call "a constant, strong, and genuine affection" )
Please answer according to Catholic understanding of God's love.