Love requires choice. Have you ever heard that little gem? Consider... The opposite is true. The greatest love is such that it renders the will IMPOTENT. I cannot HELP but love my children. I do not CHOOSE to love them. I cannot WILL to STOP loving them. Some can will themselves to stop loving their children. And what do we say of the love they had? It was not very great love if it can stop. We say, "If you ever loved your children the way I love mine, you'd still love them. You wouldn't be able to stop!" Most of us love our children so much that our will is gone- we cannot BUT love them. I cannot BUT be ever concerned for their well being. I have no choice in the matter. But an infinitely greater example is the kind of love that has existed eternally within the Triune Godhead. God the Father does not have the ability to STOP loving God the Son. To not love God the Son would be the pinnacle of sin and evil. Since God CANNOT choose to do or be evil, his love for that which his own perfect goodness demands be loved, His Son, cannot BUT be unyielding. God the Son does not CHOOSE to love God the Father- if by choice you mean the ability exists to either love or not love. He cannot BUT love God the Father. To fail to love God the Father for an INSTANT would be the most grievous of sins. Since God CANNOT sin and Jesus IS God, he has no choice BUT to always love God the Father. The greatest love is not the love of God for man or of man for God. The greatest love is the love of God for God. If love requires choice (the ability to love or not love) then GOD HIMSELF DOES NOT LOVE. The GREATEST love is a million MILES AWAY from "free will." Deficient love is infected with will. Great love is void of it. Let us pray not, "Oh God, strengthen my will that I may love you, my family and my fellow man more." NO!! Let us pray, "Oh God give me such love that my will to do otherwise is ever more swallowed up in it!!" Grant it, God, we pray.