Perfect love – God’s love – has no exceptions. “For God so loved the world,” wrote John, “that he gave his only begotten Son.” The world – that’s everyone. If you live in the world, perfect love is offered to you. It is not offered only to the good. It is not offered on the basis of merit for pity. Only the needy get special consideration, and every one of us is needy.
Grace Works, Vine Books, 1992, 170.