From this morning’s Matins canticle (again paraphrased from Dame Julian):
“All that we owe is redeemed in truly loving God, *

  for the love of Christ works in us;

  Christ is the one whom we love.”
None of us is remotely perfect. But our loving God invites us into a redemptive relationship. And we enter that relationship by loving God back. For me, Jesus is the face of that love. Jesus embodies that love. And as we love, our lives are shaped by this love. We receive the gift of God’s saving grace. And our lives are transformed. 
We are still not perfect. But our lives are continually transformed by living out our love, and by being loved unconditionally. We are redeemed “in truly loving” our truly loving God. 

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