This morning as the sun was rising I was reading from my mediation book. It was Colossians 1:6. The message got down to we are “holy and blameless in His sight.” As the sun rose it just seemed so peaceful. A picture perfect creation. It led me to reflect on our own worthiness to receive such beauty as creation and God’s love.
It has always been my contention that most of us are holy people – in terms of doing our best everyday to love and follow Christ. Most things that happen are not the result of me or, perhaps, you intentionally trying to be unloving, unkind or un-disciple like. Most our our failings result from just plain being human and imperfect. I like the idea that through Christ’s death (which is the ultimate sign of the breadth and depth of God’s love for each us), we are “holy and blameless” in God’s eyes. We are cherished for who we are, loved by Christ for being God’s handwork and nurtured daily through our trust in God’s Spirit.
Many women seem hesitant about religious life because they may not be ‘good enough.’ While we all have our mistakes and unfortunate choices that can haunt us, I believe God knows and loves us through those experiences. Our trust must extend to the belief that God created us in goodness and we remain good despite our failings and fallings.
This passage from Colossians does encourage me and, hopefully you, to know that we are okay and loved by God. In other words, worthy of loving and being loved. Worthy to follow the path we believe God is asking of us. If God is leading you to religious life, be open to your worthiness, for it is God who is loving you forward.