On occasions, we have tried so hard
to be so good, so right, so perfect...
and have failed so miserably.
And then, we have punished ourselves
with feelings of guilt, inadequacy and shame.
When, what we really needed to do was to
learn to accept ourselves...as we are.
For, after all, God has.
Certainly our Heavenly Father desires us
to become like Him. But, He is wise enough
to know that our God ward journey may take
a little time.
While on this journey, may we learn to love
and like ourselves so that we may better love
and like others.
And, don't forget, that the diamonds on display
on the jeweler's shelf...were once lumps of coal
(First published on October 23. 2012)