God is love. That is not just an idea. It is a reality embodied in the man, Jesus. It is still being embodied and lived through our Lord’s body of disciples. We struggle to live up to that goal of loving all people fully, and so we are in constant need of forgiveness, mercy, and renewal. For that reason, we are people who assemble weekly at what we call the Divine Service, where our Lord serves his gifts to us. In this way, God’s love enters our world and begins to heal our own brokenness, as well as points us to a greater hope to come through his defeat of death itself.