Answer: The Creator “loves” criminals because it is easier to talk to them. We are speaking about spiritual criminals who understand that they cannot resist their egoistic desires, that they are weak and need help and support, and so it is easier with them.
The wisdom of Kabbalah tells us a lot about different human weaknesses. It is not that they are welcome, but that their revelation is welcome because it is actually thanks to the fact that a person reveals these states internally that one gets closer to the Creator.
From KabTV’s “Fundamentals of Kabbalah,” 12/8/19