Here's a lovely quote:
"We are in love. God is absolutely and always present, intimately active and involved with us, and endlessly good. As God's creations, we bear an essential part of God's own goodness in our hearts that can never be removed, no matter how selfish, prejudiced, and vindictive we may be, no matter what we have done or what has been done to us. And when we say yes to love, or try to say yes, or even just honestly desire to try to say yes, love is as victorious in that moment as it is in all of cosmic time. Bought at the price of God's own suffering, it is a victory that is always happening and always yet to come, always beginning yet never wavering for an instant. The victory only brightens by taking place within a broken and suffering world, in ways that cause us to join the suffering rather than escape it. The victory becomes more glorious, more triumphant with each human yes, and with every deepening of a yes already said."
-The Awakened Heart, by Gerald G. May