One of the problems with being a Christian (there are several, okay – doesn’t mean it’s time to throw in the towel) is that is actually pretty hard.
a) there’s that moral standard we hold ourselves to
b) lent is coming
c) we are trying to be so deep all the time
d) in all the time we are concerned with holding ourselves to a moral standard, and worrying about lent, and being deep, there sometimes isn’t enough time to remember how awesome we are.
People, that is. We are awesome. We are all (Christian or no, believe it or no) made in the image and likeness of God. God is awesome and we are then, by default, awesome also.
We can’t even help it.
Oh, sure, we often try to smother our awesomeness with bad tempers and addictions and low self esteem. But there it is. Peel back enough layers, and what you’ve got left is awesome. It’s the layers that are actually the problem.
Layers of putting ourselves or others down. Layers of not feeling like we have made the cut. Layers of criticism – internal and external. Layers of our own past, our pressures, our problems.
One day we’re going to die. And in the eternal scheme of things, our little lives will hardly make a dint. But if we are awesome – and we ARE – our dint will reverberate down the ages.
If we let our awesome shine through all the rust we develop it will ripple out to our loved ones, our babies and grand babies. And theirs. Be awesome, my friends.