Christ loves without caution or restraint, boundaries or limits. Christ loves you with a love that reaches beyond your inadequacies or failures and feelings or worthiness or unworthiness. And his love welcomes you to participate in his life. We see this in the gospel.
Christ welcomes the liars, thieves, the ashamed, and those struggling to believe. Christ welcomes the rich, the poor, the powerless, and abhorred. Christ welcomes the broken, the addicted, the left out and afflicted. Christ welcomes the sincere, the immigrant, the racist, and hypocrite.
Christ came for the wounded, the confused, the abandoned and abused. He came for you. He came for me. God loves because God is love and His love has the power to transform us.
It is a holy love.
Know you are loved, dear reader.
May you live loved. May you be changed by His love. And may his holy love set you free to wholly love.