Many people nowadays want God, but on their terms, not his. They insist that their wishes to determine the kind of religion that is true, rather than letting God revealed his truth to them. So their dissatisfaction continues and grows. But God finds us lovable, even in our rebellion against him.
God does not love us because we are lovable of and by ourselves, but because he has put his own life into us. He does not even wait for us to love; his own love affects us. Letting it to do this, with no resistance, no holding back for fear of what our egotism must give up, it’s the one way to the peace of the world can neither give nor take away.
The Ven. Abp Fulton J. Sheen Lift up your heart, taken from Advent Meditations with Fulton J. Sheen, Liguori Publications: Liguori MO, 2007