Twenty-First Day of Easter
So much goes into making me who I am; genetics, upbringing, location, education, ethnicity, nationality, and experience combine, along with many other factors, to form me into the person that I am and that I am becoming.
Thank you, O God, for the gift of being who I am.
Help me always to remember that you also have a hand in shaping me into me. Thank you for the love and grace that you show me in letting me be me; thank you for the love and grace you show me in helping me to continue to grow in being me.
Help me by your love and grace always to be growing into the best version of me that I can possibly be.
Help me not to reject the good gift of being who I am by trying to be someone I am not.
Thank you that through the presence of the crucified and resurrected Christ in my life I can die to the parts of me—the pride, the selfishness, the apathy—that keep me from being my true self and that I can rise to live in ways—in humility, in grace, in selflessness, in love—that reveal the true self that I am in you.
Help me to be open to the new and real life that is mine in you …