God defines love since he is love. This love is noble, pure, and selfless. No matter what much we offend him, his compassion and pity remain constant, with sorrow but never resentment. This love touches the soul and can melt away all the impurities and dross in the heart. This love liberated the spirit, opening the door to freedom and eternal life. In fact, when with this love we can love him back, love all the saints and holy angels, and love all our neighbors, both good or bad in this world, then we know that God rules in our heart and we are in union with him.