People with dirty feet wash the dirty feet of others. Therein is the profound truth about sin: Love in response to goodness, perfection, and obedience isn’t love; it’s a reward. Only those who don’t deserve it can be loved, and only those who have been loved can love….
Only those who have been loved can love, and their love is measured by the degree of the love with which they have been loved.
~ from “What Was I Thinking?” by Steve Brown