Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A Musing on MARK 1: 40-45

A look at last Sunday's gospel from Mark, I think of "pimples." I had them when I was a teenager. I felt as if no one would want to date me. I tried to hide the blemishes. I think that pimples come just at that time when we feel most unsure about ourselves anyway, teenagers! It never occurred to me at that time, God did not care! It is good for teenagers to keep this in mind when they feel that their looks don't measure up to some ideal. God loves you just as much. God will spend time with you. It is self-pity and your inability to see yourself as God sees you, that might sadden God. Anyone who loves you just for your face, is short term for sure. God is for the long haul.

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