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There was a point when I realized that every rebellious path my "you can't tell me what to do" heart led me down had left me sad and broken. That moment is when I first understood this verse.
In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. (1 John 4:9-10)
..and it's all about grace... so say the earliest Christian writers mystics!! Read them learn about this blessed "aura" of grace we live within..Many holy writers learned these truths from living with Jesus and the apostles..... There are many sources of these writings...