It’s Begun

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  1. I can only imagine how hard it is to feel and understand God’s love. God’s love is without conditions, something overflowing and outpouring and extravagant — and that’s something that only makes any sense to our human brains by analogy. The only thing I can compare it to in my life is the unconditional love of my parents; that’s the only way I can even remotely grasp it — and I don’t know where I would be if I were in your situation and had never felt that. God loves us without limits and without conditions simply because we are His creation. No matter what we do, He loves us. Even if what we’ve done is worthy of punishment, He loves us — even in His discipline He loves us. I know you have heard all this before, and I am just one more voice in the chorus, but think about these things:
    Scripture says, God speaking through the prophet Isaiah,
    “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast
    and have no compassion on the child she has borne?
    Though she may forget,
    I will not forget you!” (Isaiah 49:15)
    Even though the mother did forget her child — He would not forget you. In this passage God is speaking to the people of Israel, who had been crushed and exiled and seemed to have lost everything. But He did not forget them: He came as a Redeemer.
    Jesus gave His life as a sacrifice for us all, because He loved us; because He loved the whole world. There are no exceptions to His love. The Jesus of the Gospels came specifically to save, to heal, to love the lost, the hurting, the broken, the sick, the discarded, the disgraced — the lepers and outcasts and sinners, the lowest of the low, the least of all people. There were no conditions to His love. And this is the same love He has for you.
    Watch Pope Francis. He exhibits more than anyone I’ve seen in my lifetime the overflowing love of Jesus. Mother Teresa, Saint Francis — they gave us everything they had to love the least of these, to bring the unconditional love of Jesus to the downtrodden. And that love is for you, too.

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