It is correct but inadequate to say that God love us. You do a disservice to God when you say that 'God loves us'. 

When he paid us a visit at and about the city of Jerusalem in a region of our planet called the Middle East more than two thousand years ago, he painted a self-portrait that revealed his identity and the identity of God. The self-portrait is found in the Crucifixion, the Resurrection and the bloody wounds we opened in his body that connect the Crucifixion and the Resurrection.

In the self-portrait, brutal ugliness was juxtaposed against sublime beauty. We supplied the brutal ugliness. The Son of God supplied the sublime beauty. 

The contrast between our ugliness and His beauty highlights and emphasizes and intensifies and magnifies and amplifies and accentuates His beauty. If you leave out our brutal ugliness when you say that 'God loves us', you sacrifice the highlight, the emphasis, the intensification, the magnification, the amplification and the accentuation of his love for us. He did not just love us. He loved us even though we immersed him into a boiling cauldron of suffering. Now, that is love! Wow!

Therefore, never forget to include the amplifier. 'The Son of God loves us even though we tortured and killed him' is a superior articulation of God's love for us because it includes the amplifier.

A word to the wise is sufficient.


Would you continue to love your torturers and killers nonetheless if they baptized you in a boiling cauldron of evil?

Many false, inaccurate and conflicting pictures of the nature of God circulate through the minds of the children of Adam and Eve. The multiplicity of pictures creates confusion. “This is God” some say as they point to their favorite picture of God. Others point to a different picture and say, “No, this is God.” The controversy goes on ad infinitum. Because of the confusion, the most Holy Trinity desired to set the record straight once and forever. They decided to clear the air. They decided to give us the gift of the definitive picture of the nature of God. Their representation of the nature of God can be thought of as a self-portrait or an autobiography. The fidelity of their representation to God is unmatched by any representation made by human hands. They gave us the definitive representation of the nature of God by combining the Crucifixion and the Resurrection and connecting them together by the bloody wounds we opened in his body