God is love.
—1 John 4:8
The words of Mia’s father cut deep: “You’re a total failure, an embarrassment to our family.”
Compared to her talented siblings, Mia’s dad viewed her as an underachieving disgrace. She excelled in composition and communication, but her father’s censure made her feel worthless.
In a rehab center, after Mia’s failed suicide attempt, a visitor left a Bible, opened to 1 John 4, with the highlighted words: “Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. . . . This is love: not that we loved God but that he loved us . . .”
“My father does not love me,” Mia reflected, “but my Father does.”
Mia became a best-selling author and a professional counselor to those unloved by some but loved unconditionally by God.
God loves you. Those who don’t
are the flawed, not you.