I just started a book called "In the Name of Jesus" by Henri Nouwen and he says this,
"The great message that we have to carry, as ministers of God's Word and followers of Jesus, is that God loves us not because of what we do or accomplish, but because God has created and redeemed us in love and has chosen us to proclaim that love as the true source of all human life."
This quote just resonated with me this morning. I want to really believe this. Something I am praying for and learning daily.