There are some great nuggets worth sharing for deeper consideration, such as: (emphasis is added)
Being confronted by love means responding, giving back freely to the Other. And what can we possibly give to God -- that is ours to give -- in return for His love? St. Catherine of Siena was once asked this, and she wrote back that the only thing we can offer God of value to Him is to give our love to people as unworthy of it as we are of His love. Really meeting the God who is love means stepping willingly into the refining fire to be slowly remade and changed into the kind of love that one has confronted.