Sunday, December 22, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Happy Christmas to you! I really hope your holiday season has been beautiful so far.

Here’s a quick Christmas thought that is so simple that it’s almost not worth saying. And yet, I think it’s so fundamentally important to get. And we don’t say it enough:

Who you are is enough. You are radically okay. God loves you--just how you are this moment.

Can you let yourself believe it?

In the Incarnation, we Christians believe that God became flesh and lived among us. In so doing, God put his divine stamp of approval on our humanity. It is good to be human. It is enough. As Julian of Norwich said, "All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well."

Embrace who you are, and who God made you to be. All of your beauty and humanity. All of your quirks and awkwardness. 

Be YOU. That will always be enough.

Merry Christmas!! Love to you and your family. I hope this is the best Christmas you’ve ever had.