"We are chosen, blessed and broken so as to be given. The fourth aspect of the life of the Beloved is to be given. For me, personally, this means that it is only as people who are given that we can fully understand our being chosen, blessed and broken. In the giving it becomes clear that we are chosen, blessed and broken not simply for our own sakes, but so that all we live finds its final significance in its being lived for others." (Life of the Beloved
by Henri J. M. Nouwen)
You, yes you, are God's Beloved. You are his masterpiece; his work of art. You bring him deep joy and great delight. You make his heart skip a beat every time he thinks of you--which is all the time. You bring a smile to his face and a song to his lips. Our God, the Father of Jesus, is very, very fond of you.
Now go forth into the world and speak words of life and love and blessing to everyone you come in contact with.
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