Without God, we are nothing.
In our fallen state, we have conditional love ingrained in our hearts. But with God, we can learn to love unconditionally. When Jesus asks us to be merciful as God is merciful, we have the capacity to do it because we have the Holy Spirit present and helping us. To follow Him, we need to acknowledge that we can’t do His work without Him.
The Holy Spirit helps us to become ambassadors of love in the world – to help others around us to come closer to Christ. Jesus challenges us to go out into the world and love – and the Holy Spirit helps us to do this.