We have cameras in our phones that make our faces look better in selfies. We have celebrities on Instagram flaunting their perfect lives. We sift through Facebook highlights and catch only the bright glimpses of other people's week. In all this smoothing, posturing, and comparing, we can be left wondering, am I enough?
This Sunday we continue our journey through Lent as we consider Brené Brown's guidepost for wholehearted living: Cultivating Authenticity: Letting Go of What People Think. Letting go of our need for approval from others is no easy task, but perhaps in the stillness of our worship together, we can hear again the Divine Word calling us beloved. And perhaps this identity can take root more deeply that the false self seeking nourishment from fake news and photoshopped realities.Download