I just found this comment posted to my God’s Tapestry post and awaiting approval:
Hi, I was raised Christian but am no longer born again, or Christian. I’ve been struggling with severe masochism for the last year. I’ve tried to return to God several times. But when I start to feel His Presence & He begins to heal me, I get scared & start crying because as the masochist I am, I can’t accept help or pleasure, so I purposely separate myself from Him. I know that God can love a masochist, but as a masochist, how can I accept God’s love?
How would you respond?