His quote from Tim Keller says it best;
We are more sinful and flawed in ourselves than we ever dared believe, yet at the very same time we are more loved and accepted in Jesus Christ than we ever dared hope.
It is hard for us to imagine a love that truly loves the unlovable, the evil and actually deplorable dregs of society. But it is also difficult for us to believe that our sinful nature makes us equally repulsive to God. Yet his love for us is so strong He cannot leave us. He thus chooses instead to remove our sin not so he can love us (because that He already does) but, so that we can dwell with Him. To do so He chooses to ignore His offense and to come dwell with us. He does this because he loves us that much. Jesus comes and takes all of our offensiveness on himself. He chooses to become offensive to God the Father endures the rejection of his father and thus gives us His Holiness. With that gift he breaks the wall blocking us from receiving the infinite blessing of Heaven. So in this light of Christ is so brilliant it over whelms the darkness.
Do we understand this same removal of offensiveness has already taken place for all those we so often shield ourselves from. Jesus has called us to love as He loved us. That means to love even those we are find offensive. He calls us to love as He first loved us. He calls us to love so much we push through the offense and share with them the Good News that Jesus has already removed their brokenness. He calls us to reach out and shine His light into their darkness and shatter it. That takes place as we choose to befriend the broken. It happens as we choose to go to those entangled in their sinfulness.
How can we as show the love of Christ? We do so by each of us choosing to make friends with those in need remembering that He has already given us the riches of heaven.