Continuing from Mother Teresa’s Secret Fire. In this selection, Fr. Langford comments on how much God delights in each one of us:
“God’s thirst for us is not dependent on who or how we are. His love is not about us, and does not depend on us–it is rather about him, about a God whose nature it is to love. Because God is free in loving us, he is likewise free to delight in us. Since only his freely given love makes us lovable, it is our willing acceptance of that love, our acceptance of his delight [in us], that transforms us and makes us ‘graceful’, and beautiful, and loving in turn.
“Even where there is no beauty in us, God’s love works its divine alchemy, rendering even the least of us beautiful.”
(Now, did you really read that–I mean, in the sense that it is the truth for you? 😉