From Mark Buchanan's book "Hidden in Plain Sight" :
"Real love loves us, not just as we are, but so that we can become what we are meant to be."
This is a very helpful book, an easy read, though, if you're like me, you'll stop and chew a lot, and will take your time going through it, to let it sink in. I've written lists of "thinks".... thoughts that this book has provoked, things that need changing, especially in me.
Remarkably, the changes are actually being effected!
2 Peter 1:1-11 has never come alive so robustly for me. I hope you will take the time to read this book. As one of modernity's better contributions, it is well worth it.