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Unfathomable Love

God loves human beings. God loves the world. Not an ideal human, but human beings as they are; not an ideal world, but the real world. What we find repulsive in their opposition to God, what we shrink back from with pain and hostility, namely, real human beings, the real world, this is for God the ground of unfathomable love.”

—Dietrich Bonhoeffer in
“A Year with Dietrich Bonhoeffer”

My prayer this week: God, your love for me is unconditional, unmistakable, and completely unfathomable. I don’t deserve it. I didn’t earn it. Yet Psalms 36:7 declares, “How priceless is your unfailing love, O God!” Help me live in the assurance of your great love, and then remind me to show that same love to others, as you have commanded.