The cross proclaims that when you and I were at our worst, God loved us the most. We may have been rejected by others and tempted to despise ourselves, but we are infinitely loved by God. The cross settles the issue once and for all. No matter how others may define us or how me may be tempted to define ourselves, God has pronounced the final verdict: Accepted through his blood.

Wounds that Heal - Dr. Steve Seamands

My assumption coming into the DMin program was that none of it would impact my heart. I was completely and utterly wrong.