God loves us unconditionally- and has since the beginning. This kind of love is unique. Unconditional love does not require reciprocal love from the other. It is pure love. We are loved purely by God without taking into account on how we will respond. What a Grace this is! When we love this way, especially those who will return our love with hate, we love as God loves. This is hard – but is the measure of Christian love. This is why we honor the martyrs. They loved even when killed by those they still loved. Seek to love as God loves us.