My partner and I are vastly different people. He’s logical and precise where I’m a riot of emotion and intuition. He’s peaceful and patient where I’m driven and demanding. “For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members of one another” (Romans 12:4-5).
Yet my partner’s and my differences are useful. Our weaknesses are the places where we need one another. And when we crash into each other, our strengths help us get back on our feet. Please hear me. I love you. I’m sorry.
When we bring ourselves to God in repentance, it’s the same anatomy. We were built with different gifts, talents, drives, needs, flaws, and failures. The One who made us the way we are will always hear the refrain in our hearts when we come to confess: Please hear me. I’m sorry. I love you.
This message is excerpted from “Please hear me. I’m sorry. I love you.” by Abby Accettura in the October 2018 Gather magazine.
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