In the movie Leaving Las Vegas, Sera (a prostitute) falls in love with a guy named Ben, who is drinking himself to death. She vows to accept him for who he is, tells him, “I know that you’ll never change” and gives him a silver flask for his birthday. In the end, Ben dies of alcohol abuse.
One of the things we say a lot at Verve is: God loves you just the way you are, but He loves you too much to leave you that way. True love is unconditional, but it loves too much to ignore what will destroy the one who is loved. That’s how God loves us. And I wonder if there’s someone you need to show that kind of love?