“God loves what in us is not yet.
What has still to come to birth.
What we love in a person is what already is:
virtue, beauty, courage, and hence our love is self-interested and fragile.
God, loving what is not yet and putting faith in us, continually begets us since love is what begets. By giving us confidence, God helps us to be born, since love is what helps us emerge from our darkness and draws us to the light.
And this is such a fine thing to do that God invites us to do the same.”
(from Richer By Far)