Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Relentless Love

" It takes a profound conversion to accept that God is relentlessly tender and compassionate toward us just as we are- not in spite of our sins and faults (that would not be total acceptance), but with them. Though God does not condone or sanction evil, He does not withhold His love because of evil in us." Brennan Manning, Abbas Child

"There is tremendous relief in knowing that Gods love to me is utterly realistic based on every point of prior knowledge of the worst about me, so that no discovery now can disillusion Him about me, in the way I am so disillusioned about myself, and quench His determination to bless me." J.I. Packer, Knowing God