As we are in this season of self-reflection, it is natural to examine ourselves and perhaps find faults, or past behaviors of which we are not proud. But the first step to living a good life, a life that both we and God can be pleased with, is self-acceptance.
May we each come to recognize and appreciate the innate goodness with which God has endowed us. May we accept that we are who God created us to be.
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