This. This brief life, this place full of trauma and lies and earthly fathers, of unfairness and futile discipline, and unfulfilled dreams, it is not all that there is.

There is another life that has taken root, is alive in this very moment, and stands as an open invitation, for you to join, just as you are, the love and intimacy of God.

Do not take pride in doing what you think is good.

Just close your eyes.

Jesus loves you.

“as the father has loved me, so have i loved you. now remain in my love.” john 15.10