God calls us to love without limits. Without limits means loving when it hurts. And that is a frightening thing. That is why John says in v. 18, “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” If we love perfectly we do not have to be afraid of being hurt. Perfect love means we have no expectations on those we love, and if we have no expectations, it is impossible to be hurt.