“Define yourself radically as one beloved by God. This is the true self. Every other identity is an illusion.” –Brennan Manning
What would happen if this became how we viewed ourselves and others? We would stop the labeling of ourselves and anyone who does not share our opinion. We would have more interaction with our neighbors, people in our community and anyone else we came into contact with during our day. We would not be able to ignore others because they are beloved by God. Are we not suppose to love too?
People are not easy. We each have a personality, likes, dislikes, opinions, experiences, baggage and ideas. So much influences who we are today and who we are becoming. Some is good and some not so good. Add in this pandemic and off the chart fear peddled at every turn and what we have is a mess. What do we do to get out? We correct our definition of ourselves and others. Join me?