Addicts go out of their way to make themselves unlovable.
Jesus said, “Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence.” The whole point of what we’re urging is simply love–love uncontaminated by self-interest and counterfeit faith, a life open to God. Sow righteousness, reap love. It’s time to till the ready earth, it’s time to dig in with God until he arrives with righteousness ripe for harvest. The Fear-of-God means hating Evil, whose ways I hate with a passion– pride and arrogance and crooked talk.
You are famous, God, for welcoming God-seekers, for decking us out in delight.