There is an old song that has the line 'without love, where would we be right now?' It reflects the importance we place on love in our lives, the ability to love others, and especially to be loved ourselves.
As Paul begins his letter to the Ephesians he almost explodes in a prayer of praise to God, as he unpacks all of the blessings which our ours in Christ. We he states, have every reason to praise God. And top of his list of blessings? The eternal love which God has for his people. Unconditional, transforming, grace filled love.