I have found that I look for God in the faces of those around me, my friends, family and some people who are just passing through my life. Yet what if we tried to see the beauty of God’s creation in our bodies? What if we started to believe that God is in love, in passionate Eros with every limb, knuckle, freckle and pore? What if we started looking at ourselves the way that God sees us, as beautiful and worthy of creation?
The truth is we are claimed and saved by God with no request to lose a few pounds or to change our bodies, for exactly who we are magnificent body and all.
This message is adapted from “God and my body” written by Elyssa J. Salinas that first appeared in the February 2014 issue of Café magazine.