We tend to think that love is something we all appreciate. But the reality is, when Love speaks, we want to Crucify Him, push Him off a cliff, and fall into an envious rage. Objective Love, that is, "True Love" requires sacrifice, and because of this, its demands are often resented. What people prize is not so much love, but the comfort of affection - which is not the same as love.
Is God proud of both what we are (nature) and who we are (our moral character)? At the end of our life, will God say the same thing He said to His only Beloved Son?