The greatest commandments is to love God (Matthew 22:37). God’s purpose in creating mankind is to create a certain number of free people who will freely choose to love Him. These people are known as the Church, the universal body of believers from all denominations and church groups. God has raised up the Church to unite with the Son in a special way in the future. People don’t need love relationships but desire them because by their nature they are loving beings. In a similar way, God doesn’t need our love but as a loving God He desires to love others who have the ability to reciprocate His love.