By Lenora Grimaud

Unconditional love does not mean that we love evil as well as good. God does not love us because we are sinners, but, in spite of our sins. It is impossible to love evil. Unconditional love is seeing the good—seeing God in those who do evil things—in our enemies. It is seeing our self in them. God see’s his self in us because we are made in his image and likeness. Unless we see some good in our enemies we cannot love them. Our love is not authentic love, but merely condescension or pity. God calls us to love our enemies. Only through the grace of God can we love our enemies and those who do evil. Only through the grace of God can we see the image of God in those who do evil. This is the same grace that Mother Teresa had, that enabled her to see Christ in all those she came in contact with. This is the grace that we need to ask the Lord to give us. When we are willing to forgive our enemies, the Lord will give us the grace to love them.

Unconditional love is the kind of love that God has for all of humanity. Scripture says, It is not easy to die even for a good man—though of course for someone really worthy, a man might be prepared to die—but what proves that God loves us is that Christ died for us while we were still sinners. Romans 5:7-8.
We can grow into the fullness of the image of God—like the Saints—or we can develop a deformed image of God. But, whole or deformed, God will never stop loving us.


Editor @ said...

God bless you, Lenora. Thank you for your very inspiring blog.

Anonymous said...

Well done, my good and faithful servant!