…God [loves] us in spite of ourselves in the very places where we cannot or will not or dare not love ourselves.
God does not love us if we change, God loves us so that we can change.
~ from Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps by Richard Rohr
“Tell them that as surely as I, the Sovereign LORD, am the living God, I do not enjoy seeing sinners die. I would rather see them stop sinning and live.”
Ezekiel 33:11 (GNT)
“I came [so] that they may have life, and have it abundantly.”
John 10:10 (NRSVA)