Awkward Theological Moments: How Do I Love God?

J.S. Park: Hospital Chaplain, Skeptical Christian

When the pastor yells, “Once you know God loves you, you naturally respond to Him with love!” — well, that doesn’t feel natural. If even an attractive lady ran up to me on the street and said, “I love you!” — I’m going to throw my ninja smoke-bomb and run the other way.

Falling in love actually begins with knowing someone. The more you know someone, the more you want to get to know them. I believe that anyone who obtains an increasingly accurate picture of God cannot help but be completely overwhelmed by His awesomeness. He is really that good.

I can’t really make “Loving God” into a program or Ten-Step Plan, but since this is a question I get often, here’s an outline to get us started.

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