If I say “I love you very much” I must be mistaken for LOVE is UNCONDITIONAL (“very much” is a condition).
If I ask to be Loved I must be seeking mere approval for LOVE is unconditional. (I had to ask.)
If I accept the LOVE I acknowledge the source of that LOVE.
If I acknowledge the source of LOVE I acknowledge that THE LOVE was already there.
I accept the LOVE and I’ll pass it on.