People tend to do one of two things: we’re either narcissistic and convinced that the world owes us something or we’re humble and broken and convinced we’re worthless.

Christians, tend to do the second.  After all, we sit around reading the gospels and reading about the Son of God dying for us, dying a particularly gruesome and horrible death, when in fact he did nothing to deserve it, all for our sake.  And when we look at ourselves and look our lives we tend to think, “why?”

“What have I done to warrant favor?  Why did someone else have to take my punishment?”   It disrupts our sense of the order of the world.  After all, the guilty are supposed to receive punishment not the innocent.

So we reject the gift of grace we’ve been offered and we reject a whole mess of blessings from our Lord because we’re convinced we’re not worth it.

But that’s a lie.

The truth is that you are worth it. You are worth everything to Him who created you.  The Father who says “I shall be with you always” the Son who says “I prepare a place for you in my Father’s house” and our Advocate the Spirit, who reminds us of the promises made.

Because the truth is that you, personally, are loved and are absolutely worth it.

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