Church Experiences Taught Me God Is Love, But Not This

To be sure, “God is love.” It’s such a short phrase that a small child can learn it instantly. And it’s good theology, which is more than can be said for some short phrases learned in religious education…. Truth is, I learned the phrase much too early—before I could reflect on many of the profound meanings of this phrase. Before anyone could teach me that love is love, no matter the genders, nations, or species, and that where love is, God is there.