Self-worth

Do you spend lots of time thinking about how you are living your life? If you are doing it right? I do, probably more than is good for me, I spend way too much time in the deep end of the pool. Then I read something that makes me think I need to stop worrying so much. Today I read this” Even the hairs of your head have all been counted. Do not be afraid. You are worth more than many sparrows” (Luke 12:7) and I think, I am worth much more than I realize. Even if I go and sit in the shallow end of the pool and rest, it’s okay. And that goes for you too. Our value is not based on what we do but on who we are. And we are God’s children, made in his image and likeness. He’s counted all the hairs on our head. He probably even knows how many came out today when we brushed our hair!
The point is not our hair, the point is that our gratitude to God for all that he has given us will help us to not be afraid. It will help us live with great joy knowing that we are worth more not only than many sparrows but more than all God has created. We are the pinnacle of his creation. How can we not give thanks to him?
Ponder & Pray: Do I realize how much God loves me and has given me? Do I value myself outside of my completed to-do list? Can I rest in the shallow end and know God still loves me? Pray for the grace to see yourself as God does and be grateful for the person you are.

Deanna Bartalini

Deanna Bartalini is a Catholic wife, mother and educator. It seems no matter where life leads her, she is always teaching someone about something, especially about faith, the Church and how it all fits into our daily lives. Meeting people on their faith journey and walking with them is her greatest joy and most rewarding endeavor.

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