Very possibly, God's love is even greater for us at the point where
we fail to follow God's Word and way. God's love for me, for
each and all of us, is not based on my or our performance (Thanks
be to God), but on the revealed nature of the heart of God. Another
way of saying this is in a one-liner I often use: "God does not
love me because I am good, but because God is good."
of our failures, the deep awareness of God's forgiveness
is often the tap root of one's spirituality. Forgiveness breathes
new life over and over into the life of the one forgiven. God, the
Great Forgiver, embraces each of us in our darkest failures.
-- From the question "How can God love us when we consistently fail
to follow His word?"
by the Rev. Dr. Douglass M. Bailey
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