“See what love the Father has bestowed on us that we may be called the children of God.” 1 Jn 3:1
I’ve always struggled with receiving love. A part of me knows I am loved. That part also believes I don’t deserve it. I push away when people get too close. I am afraid of what they will see – my imperfections, my faults, and the scars I’ve kept hidden.
Today’s reading talks about God’s unconditional love for us, his children. It’s a gentle reminder that God accepts us for who we are, regardless of our imperfections. We are his beloved. He will reveal to us, and we will be able to come face to face with him. In him, we are pure. We are accepted. We are loved.
In this Christmas season where love is shown through gifts of material things, God shows us the true meaning of love, the gift of acceptance. God sees past our scars and insecurities. He sees the person we keep hidden, the flawed child that seeks for the light.
Lord, please help me remain close to you to receive your love and your light.
Reflected by Katherine Tran