Feeling God – Good News for April 3

3 04 2009

I’m going to love myself today…

John 10:31-42

The Jews picked up rocks to stone Jesus. Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from my Father. For which of these are you trying to stone me?” The Jews answered him, “We are not stoning you for a good work but for blasphemy. You, a man, are making yourself God.”

Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, You are gods”‘? If it calls them gods to whom the word of God came, and Scripture cannot be set aside, can you say that the one whom the Father has consecrated and sent into the world blasphemes because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’?  If I do not perform my Father’s works, do not believe me; but if I perform them, even if you do not believe me, believe the works, so that you may realize and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.” Then they tried again to arrest him; but he escaped from their power.

He went back across the Jordan to the place where John first baptized, and there he remained. Many came to him and said, “John performed no sign, but everything John said about this man was true.” And many there began to believe in him.

The Daily Path: I’m going to love myself today. No, I’ve not declared today to be my personal vanity fair. I don’t plan to stand in front of the mirror to gaze in awe of the image that’s reflected back. Nor will I mail myself an autographed 8×10 photo of me with “101 Reasons Kin Is Amazing” printed on the back. But I am going to take a timeout from the go-go-go chaos of a busy life and reflect on the many good things I’ve been given and reasons to feel good about me.

It’s easy to feel beat up when rocks thrown by others hit us square in the head. But there are always reasons to feel good (God) about yourself and the life you’ve been given. Just sit yourself down and create a short list on paper or just in your head: 5 Reasons To Feel Good About Me. When you finish, think about your list. Consider these blessings and how they came about.  

If you take time to do this, but can’t come up with a list, send me a comment or an e-mail, because I’ll help you to find many more than five reasons to feel good (God) about yourself, and in doing so… love the person that God loves very much. 

Room to Chat: St. Michael the Archangel, watch over Michael today and every day. Keep him safe and out of harms way. (See Room to Chat: Come Out – Good News for March 29)