"Think of the purest, most all-consuming love you can imagine. Now multiply that love by an infinite amount—that is the measure of God’s love for you.

God does not look on the outward appearance. I believe that He doesn’t care one bit if we live in a castle or a cottage, if we are handsome or homely, if we are famous or forgotten. Though we are incomplete, God loves us completely. Though we are imperfect, He loves us perfectly. Though we may feel lost and without compass, God’s love encompasses us completely.

He loves us because He is filled with an infinite measure of holy, pure, and indescribable love. We are important to God not because of our résumé but because we are His children. He loves every one of us, even those who are flawed, rejected, awkward, sorrowful, or broken. God’s love is so great that He loves even the proud, the selfish, the arrogant, and the wicked.

What this means is that, regardless of our current state, there is hope for us. No matter our distress, no matter our sorrow, no matter our mistakes, our infinitely compassionate Heavenly Father desires that we draw near to Him so that He can draw near to us."

- Dieter F. Uchdorft


{megs in wonderland} said...

i love reading your blog, especially when you have inspiring quotes like this. thank you!

Brian Clay said...

Awe! The Playboy Apostle! Whoa, I hope I don't get struck by lightning for saying that but seriously he is inspired. I found another one by him that is pretty rad. Plus, you get to hear his accent as you read so double plus.

Amelia Kate said...

Nadia. You are amazing :) My favorite part of that quote is when he says, there is hope for us.