“I will not leave you alone. You are mine. I know each of my sheep by name. You belong to me. If you think I am finished with you, if you think I am a small god that you can keep at a safe distance, I will pounce upon you like a roaring lion, tear you to pieces, rip you to shreds, and break every bone in your body.
Then I will mend you, cradle you in my arms, and speak words of comfort in your healing.”
– Brennan Manning
The Lion and the Lamb