Because God's love of us is also impossible. It's never requited at the time and yet he continues to love us. He loved us so much that He sent His only son to explain how Love is the force that moves the sun and all the stars. In one of his letters to the Corinthians(which we were made to learn by heart). Paul says:
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a thinking cymbal.
And we all know why. We often hear what seem to be great ideas to transform the world, but they are words spoken without feeling, empty of Love. However logical and intelligent the might be, they don't touch us.
Paul compares Love with Prophecy, with knowledge of the Mysteries, and with Faith and Charity.
Why is Love More Important than faith?
Because Faith is merely the road that leads us to the Greater Love.
Why is Love more Important than charity?
Because Charity is only one of the manifestations of Love. And the whole is always more important than the part. And Charity is also only one of the many roads that Love uses to bring closer to his fellow man.
And we all know that there is a lot of Charity out there without Love.
Whenever I interview artists, politicians, social workers, or doctors, students. I am always asking "What is your objective or goal?" Some say: to start a family. Others say to become accomplished in my career. But when I probe deeper and ask again the automatic response is: to make the world a better place.
Those who work for the good of humanity must have love in their hearts. There is nothing more important we can give than the Love reflected in our own lives.
In the letter to the Corinthians, Paul tells us, in three short lines, that Love is made of many elements, like light. We learn at school that if we pick up a prism and allow a ray of light to pass through, that ray will divide into seven colors, those of the rainbow.
Paul shows us the rainbow of Love just as a prism reveals to us the rainbow of light.
And what are those elements? They are virtues we hear about every day and that we can practice in every moment.
Patience: Love is Patient
Generosity: Love does not envy...
Humility:.....or boast; it is not arrogant
Unselfishness: It does not insist on it's own way
Good temper: It is not irritable...or resentful
Sincerity: It does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth