Loving God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, seems the obvious blessed state of those rare perfected souls whose entire being loves God and radiates his presence. And yet, even in our imperfect state we too are called—even now—to love God with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength. This demands deep trust because for us, loving God with our entire being, means bringing to God not only what is good in us but also what is still sinful and unredeemed. In doing so we are heeding Hosea who urges: Take with you, words, and return to the Lord. Say to him: Forgive all iniquity and receive what is good. That which is already good in our hearts loves him perfectly, while what is still iniquitous and unredeemed longs for that freedom to love him perfectly and completely. So let us trust our loving Savior so that in seeking to love him with all our being, we may bring all of ourselves—the good and the bad—believing that through this trusting act God will be for us, like a dew, so that we too will blossom like the lily in the purity of perfected love.