God’s love is total, unconditional, absolute, and forever. The state of grace–God’s attitude toward us–is eternal. We are the ones who change.
Sometimes we are able to believe that God loves us unconditionally, absolutely and forever. That’s grace! And sometimes because we get down on ourselves, and carry guilt and fear and burdens, we are not able to believe that God loves us. Biblically, that’s the greatest sin: not to believe the good news, not to accept the unconditional love of God. When we no longer believe God loves us, we can no longer love ourselves. We have to allow God to continually fill us. Then we find in our own lives the power to give love away.
~Richard Rohr, Radical Grace
Lent invites us to think more deeply about God’s eternal grace manifested in our lives daily! Thanks be to God.