I will heal their defection, says the LORD, I will love them freely;  Hosea 14:5

Human love is a mirror of divine love. Through truly loving relationships, we are given a little glimpse of how God loves but there are limitations.  Since none of us are truly free, our love aways fall short of God’s love and we are left forever restless for more.  In this reading from the  Book of Hosea, God promises to heal us of the human tendency to put ourselves first by freely extending divine  love and asking nothing in return.