What is the love that the scripture talks about? This love that
says, "I love that which is unlovable." That's the kind of
gospel talks about. It's talking about loving the beast. It's hard
to admit this, but there's a lot of beastliness in you and me. As
a matter of fact, if you and I are honest, there's a lot more than
anybody around us knows about. Some of us "live lives of quiet
desperation" because we're afraid somebody will find out
what a beast I really am inside. But God knows that, and God adores
you and embraces you in your beastliness just the way you are.
That's what it's all about.
the text "Beauty
and the Beast"
by the Rev. Dr. Daniel P. Matthews
the text in its entirety.