Delving into God’s word can help us accept and celebrate the bodies God has given us.
God saw everything God had made, and indeed, it was very good. (Genesis 1:31a)
For me, this is liberating news. Our bodies, souls, minds — the whole of each one of us — is not just good, but very good, exceedingly good. In a society that tells women we’re never quite good enough, it is crucial that we embrace God’s view of us. We fit perfectly into God’s intention for the world, just as we are.
God’s word is essential for us to dwell upon as we seek to make peace with our bodies and live as God’s beloved daughters
This message is adapted from “Faith reflections: Making peace with our bodies” written by Laura Gentry in the August/September 2005 issue of Café magazine. Today is the 29th Sunday after Pentecost. The readings are Genesis 32:22-31; Jeremiah 31:27-34 (semicontinuous); Psalm 121; Psalm 119:97-104 (semicontinuous); 2 Timothy 3:14–4:5; Luke 18:1-8.
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