When you come to the Father, there is no agenda. He doesn’t look at you thinking of all the things that you should fix to make yourself better before He accepts you as His friend. He sees you as you are and loves you. He doesn’t love another version of you. He loves you at your best, and He loves you at your worst. He doesn’t wait for you to be more spiritual or have your life together before He accept you. He really does love the real you. He doesn’t care about labels or stereotypes. Or if you smoke or cuss. He doesn’t care if you believe in Him or not. He doesn’t condemn you of your past. He welcomes everyone with open arms. There is freedom in every process of knowing Him. Jesus was a perfect example of being friends with people who were outcasts. If only every Christian was like Jesus. The church is not a place for perfect people but a place for imperfect people looking for a perfect God.