Rev. Richard Rohr, on God's infinite love that endures forever
Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher. He is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. From Rev. Rohr's latest book: Divine Dance: The Trinity and your Transformation:
"God loves you precisely in your obstinate unworthiness, when you're STILL a mixture of good and bad, when you're gloriously in flux. You're not a perfectly loving person, and God still loves you totally"
"When you participate in that mystery of being loved, even as the mixed bag that you are, you can receive the gift of forgiveness. And as far as I'm concerned, that's the only magnetic center that knows how to forgive other people, especially when people have really screwed you, really betrayed you, really humilated you. And sooner or later, this happens to all of us"
"When I can stand under the waterfall of infinite mercy and know that I am loved precisely in my unworthiness, then I can easily pass along mercy to you"
"God cannot not see his son Jesus in you. You are the body of Christ. No amount of effort will make God love you any more than God loves you right now. And despite your best efforts to be terrible, you can't make God love you any less that God loves you right now.
"To sum it all up, I do not believe there is any wrath in God whatsover - it's theologically impossible when God is Trinity"