"It is indeed a challenge to abandon the long-held belief that God yearns to blame and punish us, ask us to measure up or express disapproval at every turn . . . But we can feel, nonetheless, God nudging us beyond our tired, atrophied complacence toward something more oceanic and spacious. We feel God's desire for fullness to dwell in us. We are always being pushed and inched closer to 'God who is always greater.'"
"God leans into us so that we let go of the image of God as unreasonable parent, exacting teacher, or ruthless coach. God is not who we think God is. Our search for God is not a scavenger hunt; God is everywhere and in everything. Our sense of God always beckons us to grow, to reimagine something wildly more breathtaking than where our imagination generally takes us. We are nudged toward an increasingly wider view and image of God . . . "
Our sense of longing is not a failure - but Love herself longing that we might know her fullness.