“Who are we in relationship to God as lover? Disobedient subjects, right? Of course not, we are the beloved in relationship to God as lover. It is a radically different image from God the finger-shaker calling us to account in earnest repentance. It is, instead, the image of God the lover who has loved us from the beginning, who loves us whether we know it or not, and who yearns that we enter into relationship”
The Changing Face Of God – Editor Frank Schmidt.