But, if God is uncreated community, existing in perfect relationship with Himself for all time, then we can be absolutely certain He is loving, for love is essential to his very existence!
Love is who He is.
It is his nature.
And this also means, He did not create us because He was lonely.
He wasn't sitting around making people out of boredom or out of some need for fulfillment!
God doesn't need us, God wants us!
God isn't waiting to love us once we earn it.
He doesn't love us, because of who we are, but because of who He is.
In fact, I would argue He made us because He was too full of love!
He couldn't contain the beauty of this relationship He had within Himself,
so it spilled over into creating the world, and creating us.
We are here, because God is love.
And since are made in the image of a community,
it should be of no great surprise Jesus does not merely call us into relationship with Himself.
(It isn't just "Me and my homeboy Jesus")
He also calls us into relationship with His body, the church.
Which is fantastic, because it calls us to the same supernatural love He bestows on us.
In case you hadn't figured this out yet, the church is full of struggling people.
It's full of people who aren't "worthy of love," by human estimation.
But that's the beautiful of it, we get to love them the way we were loved.
Tapping into the unearned, unstopping, relentless eternal love of the Trinity,
we are suddenly given the power and desire to love others as they are,
and hopefully, loving them into who they could be.