Monday, February 13, 2012

he loves me just the way I am

My friend Harry keeps me supplied with theologically-pertinent comics.  

Today it is the Calvin & Hobbes version of "God loves me just the way I am, so [therefore] I don't need to change anything."

The first statement, of course, does not imply the second.  He may receive me in his love, mercy and grace, but he loves me too much to let me stay the way I am.  

"Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish." (Ephesians 5:25-27 ESV)

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