“Who gave mercy my address, or told it how to get to my room? Didn’t it know a sinner lived in it? On the way down the hall, shouldn’t the smell of idols kept its feet from moving any closer? Then I remembered the one verse of the Bible that I knew by heart, ‘For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.’ The same Bible that condemned me, held in it the promises that could save me. I just had to believe it.” – Jackie Hill Perry in Gay Girl, Good God.