Rather than recognizing God as such an extravagant lover, many people see Him as a harsh, impossible-to-please, judgmental disciplinarian. I have a Jewish friend who, when I mentioned how fascinated I was with Jewish history and how they are God’s chosen people, she retorted, “Chosen? For what? Misery?”
 Loren Cunningham, Making Jesus Lord (Seattle, WA: YWAM Publishing, 1998) 95-98 (Reprinted from “Right On,” by Christian Liberation, Berkeley, California).