What amazing words: “we are God’s special possession". Another way to express this is that we are “God’s Beloved”. Embracing this truth in a world that often is filled with the darkness of rejection of both ourselves and others can be a challenge. In his book Becoming the Beloved Henri Nouwen states “Becoming the Beloved means letting the truth of our Belovedness become enfleshed in everything we think, say and do”. During this advent season, what might it be like to choose to walk in the marvelous light of the surprising love and grace of God, the love and grace that tells you that you are Beloved?
Take some time to sit with the word Beloved. What thoughts does your being God’s Beloved bring to mind?
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