The message of the Bible: God Loves You. Over and over again, Jesus sought to remind us that God loves us. If we are sinners, God loves us by forgiving us. If we are on the peripheries, God loves us by spending time with us. If we feel alone, God loves us by reminding us we are always in the presence of God. Today we celebrate Saint Teresa of Avila, whose life demonstrated the power of opening us to this loving God.