How can it be? When we're naked and ashamed and alone in our brokenness, Christ envelops us with his intimate grace. When we're rejected and abandoned and shattered beyond wanting, Jesus cups our faces: "Come close, my beloved." When we're dirty and tear-stained and despairing, Jesus Christ proposes undying dying love: "All that you painfully are and are carrying - I'll take. All that I perfectly am and have is yours. Just take me."
"Almost as good..."