“But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8 NIV)
God loves us not because we are good but because He is good; not because we are perfect but because He is; not because we are worthy, but because He is gracious. And God wants us to imitate His generous spirit in our dealings with other people. If you can’t love other people for their sake, love them for God’s sake! Let the love of God flow into you and out to others, because there are no perfect people.
-- James W. Moore and Bob J. Moore in “Lord, Give Me Patience!... And Give It to Me Right Now!”