I cannot discover God in myself and myself in Him unless I have the courage to face myself exactly as I am, with all my limitations, and to accept others as they are, with all their limitations.
— Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island
Do I have the courage to admit, to accept, to own how broken I am?
Though it feel scary as hell and shameful as sin, for the prospect of finding God in there somewhere, loving me and holding me, am I willing to do it?
Am I willing to do it as many times as it takes…for the love of God?
Am I willing to try again if it was too much for me last time?
Maybe then, just maybe, I might see you in a different light, knowing you are facing the same fears, the same questions, the same choices…the same God.
Maybe, just maybe, I might meet you where you are, accept you, even love you, as you are.
Grace and peace to us…