How great is our God to give us life and the free will to do with it as we choose. The Lord loves us so much that he does not force us to love him back, even though that would be the way to show our appreciation, and to have eternal life. Contrary to what some might think, love is not a tactic to get what we want, but as we grow, and mature we learn what real love truly is.
1 Corinthians 13: 4-8 NIV says Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8a Love never fails.
Live and be a blessing!