But! For today, I want you to think about people in your own life - parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents, friends, teachers, mentors, etc. - and figure out who has provided you with what felt to you like unconditional love and acceptance, support and belonging? Think back on times with them, and how you felt. What did they do differently than other people? What did you do differently that allowed you to accept that love from them?
Because Br. Robert is correct - we are often our own worst enemy when it comes to being able to accept unconditional love.
So now take it the next step. Have you accepted the unconditional love that Christ brings to you?