"When we leave this life and stand in God’s presence, I believe we will only be asked one question: “Did you believe that I loved you . . . that I waited for you and longed to hear the sound of your voice?” —Brennan Manning. Your answer to the question above may demonstrate whether or not you have internalized the message and ministry of Jesus: to draw his followers to know God as Abba—Papa. You may have experienced God as distant and judging. . .