To love as God loves can be difficult sometimes. The “love” of the world and the Agape love of God are quite different. We are called to love as God loves, not as the world loves. What does it look like to love the world as God loves the world?
This sermon from 1 John 4:7-12 is a practical, nuts and bolts perspective on this very topic. The love of God should be returned even, and especially, when we are treated badly.