Godís love for us is unconditional. It is, therefore, eternal and limitless. Therefore, when we betrayed Him, were unfaithful to Him and sinned against Him He did not abandon us or give up on us or lessen His love for us. On the contrary, His love became even more intense; because He is a loving father who could not bear to see us destroy our selves by our sins. He, therefore, gave us laws to live by, sent His prophets to teach us the truth about His love; came into our world of pain and suffering (which our sins created) in the person of Jesus; and accepted the most painful death, so that we may receive forgiveness of our sins (Matthew 26:28). Even when He was carrying His cross, He was concerned about the pain and suffering we will face (because of our sins), rather than His own suffering (Luke 23:27-29). By His death, he saved us from death and re-infusing His Spirit is us. He thus expressed His spirit (of love) through His faithfulness (Isaiah 54:10, Deuteronomy 4:31), sacrifice and forgiveness.
God wants us to accept His spirit so that we may have His joy and peace. He therefore, asks us to love one another as he has loved us (John 13:34-35); express love by our thoughts words and actions towards those who hate and hurt us (Luke 6:27-29); forgive others unconditionally (Matthew 18:22) and love our spouse just as Christ loves His Church (Ephesians 5:25), by being faithful to our marriages vows even when there is hurt, illness, poverty, betrayal or infidelity (Hosea 3:1). To most of us it is hard to accept His spirit. However, if we have faith in Godís love expressed on the cross, and therefore truly desire His spirit, He will give us the grace to accept His Spirit. We will then persevere (Luke 21:19) in our effort to heal our relationship with others-especially our spouse, irrespective of how bad the situation is, or how long it takes. Furthermore, we will overcome our negative feelings towards others by remembering Godís mercy, forgiveness and faithfulness towards us.