We should strive to see ourselves as God sees us, as God created us! We are fearfully and wonderfully made! Made in the image and likeness of God. Not in our physical appearance but in our ability to reason, to create, to forgive, to be merciful, to love.

No other human being gets to tell you who you are or who you should be. Turn to the Lord, Creator of the Universe and Lover of your soul. Who you are, and what you should be doing, are between you and God. But do remember to talk with God about what His will is for you. It’s not an ‘anything goes’ proposition. We must seek Divine guidance. We have to have a conversation with God – and often – that’s prayer. And once we have established this relationship, based on love and fidelity in both directions, when we trust that God loves us with a limitless love, we must seek God’s grace, to lead us in ways pleasing to Him.

God is God and I am not. We are free to seek the good. We are free to turn from it. But we need a relationship with the Lord to know what’s right and just, beautiful, true, and good.

Follow Jesus, for He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. You can’t go wrong if you follow Him. That does not mean life (or God’s will) will be a walk in the park. Part of following Christ means picking up your cross first. Jesus tells us that. He shows us that by carrying His own very real cross and then being nailed to it…But don’t let that deter you! Jesus promises to be with us always. He died so we might have life, abundant life and that’s forever! He will help you carry your burdens and make them light through His unfathomable love and compassion. Be brave, be bold. He’s got your back, spiritually speaking.

No one and nothing can separate us from God’s love.

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