I am an infinitesimally tiny speck in an infinitely large universe, and yet I am loved, completely and unconditionally. You are, too. How cool is that?
Quite often I find myself thinking about, or rather remembering, the incredible depth of God’s love, and I am moved to tears. Anyone who hasn’t experienced this love in a deeply personal way cannot really appreciate what I am talking about. I think my own experience must be similar to that reported by those who underwent a near death experience and returned to their everyday lives changed to their very core by the love in which they were immersed during their experience. A profound experience of divine love heals mental illness by eliminating fear, including fear of death. It frees one to truly live. What a gift! Thanks be to God.
Robert Keith Rinne's work focuses on the healing of mental illness, particularly where such illness has been fostered by fundamentalist religion. He and his wife have raised four children. As a family, they were always open about Robert’s own struggles and their individual spiritual journeys. Robert is now semi-retired but continues to offer spiritual counseling.