The Gift

From Perfect Love, humankind is created in its image. Even as we see the self as imperfect, God sees the self perfectly. Like the parent that loves a not-so perfect handcrafted mother’s day gift from her child, she loves what is “perfectly” created because of the one who created it. So too, we are “perfectly” created and ours is a journey to love this gift of the self even in its perceived imperfectness, because of the one who originally created it out of Perfect Love.

Genesis 1:1, 26-27; 1John 4:7-19

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I Remember

She taught me everything I know, and when I’m really listening she teaches me more deeply. Even now I strive to not disappoint her, as she endures within me. It is he who created her; he saw her and took her measure; he poured her out upon all his works… (Sirach 1:1-11) For the gift of my Mother, I’m forever grateful. I remember, her life is my life.