But we know deep down that no matter how hard we try, we're never really good enough.
We all harbor bigotry and disdain, (among many other things).... along with hard to shake fears and anxieties.
The resurrection of Jesus proves that the unconditional love of God forgives us of who we've been and challenges us to become who God truly created us to be.
It has the power to transform us.
It offers citizenship/participation in God's heaven/God's presence.... right now.
(Baptism gives us our "immigration papers" to heaven.)
So fear, anxiety, shame, anger, suspicion and manipulation (and so much more) are forgiven and all the corroding parts of life can be replaced by gratitude, healing, peace, love and joy....(the growing holiness of God)......in all of our lives, ....forever.
We Christians call this the "good news of Jesus Christ ". ( Usually shortened to just "the gospel")
It's our choice to trust God
or to go our own way.
What choice are you making?