There are people who were not so lucky as to be born in a Christian family with moral values and all. Some of us were born and grew up away from the love of God. Sadness, loneliness, and abandonment were all we knew as children and developed a taste for hate, for hate is all we knew and experienced.
For all of those who grew away from the love of God, love is an unknown feeling. It is very hard to relate to the compassion and grace of love when the upbringing was Christian in name, but hateful in practice. How can anyone relate to the compassion of Christ, when all we knew was the opposite?
Perhaps, Dhammapada teachings echo when one reads in the Bible how God-love will defeat Evil-hate and deliver us from this suffering. Mean while, it is only fair for us to know that the compassion of the Virgin Mary is the key to enter and taste the love of God.