This year instead of trying to change myself, I resolve to be myself. As the late great Lutheran author and unlikely theologian, Dr. Seuss, wrote in Happy Birthday to You!: “Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!”
What if we actually believe God’s word in Genesis that all creation was created good—including you and including me? Our most challenging calling may be to simply be ourselves—fearfully and wonderfully made people who praise God and serve our neighbors.
This message is an excerpt from “Promises, promises” by Angela Khabeb in the January/February 2018 issue of Gather magazine.
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