1023 God Is Comforted When People Turn Away From Their Mistakes
1 Regardless of how God treats people, hates them, or detests them, if there comes a time when they can turn around, then God will take great comfort; it will mean that people still have that little bit of God in their hearts, have not completely lost their human reason, have not completely lost their humanity, still intend to believe in God, and have some intention to acknowledge and return to God. No matter who leaves God’s family, if they return, and this family is still in their hearts, then God will become a little sentimentally attached and will take some comfort. However, if they never return, God will think it a pity. If they can return and begin to sincerely believe in God, His heart will especially be filled with gratification.
2 In the Age of Grace, Jesus had pity and grace for humans. If one sheep was lost out of a hundred, He would leave the ninety-nine to look for the one. These words are not a kind of mechanical method, nor are they a rule; rather, they show God’s intentions toward humans, His urgent intention to save them, and His deep love for them. His love for humanity is not a way of doing things; it is a kind of disposition, a kind of mentality. Therefore, regardless of how many weaknesses and misconceptions people have, if they wake up, understand, and make a turn-around, then God will be especially comforted. In this world of sensual pleasures, and in this evil age, being able to stand firm, acknowledge God, and get back on the right path are things that bring quite a bit of comfort and are exciting.
Adapted from “People Who Always Have Requirements for God Are the Least Reasonable” in Records of Christ’s Talks