We should all keep this in mind in our interactions with other people. That way, we could accept their persecution with joy knowing our reward is in heaven.
I know that I have grieved my Father for the better part of my life, but he loved me unconditionally anyway. I want to be like Him, therefore, I need to love and accept others regardless of how they treat me.
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
What better inspiration for loving/accepting others can there be?