Normally I can't take the boys with me on errands, living in Florida it's always too hot. Since I work from home, I'm with them most of the time.
One day after returning home from an hour errand, both boys ran to greet me. They were jumping on their hind legs, bouncing and running and trying to give me doggie kisses. They are so full of love for me. They would do anything for me. And I don't have to do anything to receive it. Just accept it. They love me unconditionally.
When I was growing up my Mom said many times, "your Dad won't like you if you do that, or your Grandmother won't like you....." It was her way of controlling my actions. Little did she know what she was doing to my self esteem. Most of my life I've thought I had to "earn" someones love.
Many years ago I didn't believe people when I heard them tell me about God's grace. God loves you no matter what? I remember thinking....me?
One of my dictionaries defines grace....the kindness by which God bestows favors and blessings upon the ill deserving, grants to sinners the pardon of their offenses.
2 Corinthians 12:9 My grace is sufficient for you.........