When Christ died, he died according to the scriptures, because of the love he had for us. He knew we couldn't love him unless he loved us first. God wanted a relationship with us and he knew that we couldn't ever properly learn how to worship him without first being able to learn how to love him with true love.
We love all the time though, right? Rabbi Abraham explains above that we love so that we can get something in return. God loves because he has created us, and has given a portion of himself to us. All God asks in return is that we love him back and worship him. But we have repaid him with worshiping other things life: ourselves, success, power, money, perfection, etc.