Wednesday, September 17, 2008

accept me the way i am - completely unacceptable

Many moons ago, when I was still a teenager, I bought a T-shirt for my best friend that read, 'Accept me the way I am: completely unacceptable.' I laughed & thought it perfect for my buddy Mark.

We all long to experience unconditional acceptance. Our first step to finding it is admitting our need for acceptance. We must awaken to our need for God and each other.

I am sorry for those who have never gotten into trouble because they really cannot share my experience. It is one thing to experience compassion intellectually, or even to give it. It is quite another thing to receive compassion when one knows that all one is entitled to is justice. Robert Greenleaf

Hebrews 4:14-16
Now that we know what we have—Jesus, this great High Priest with ready access to God—let's not let it slip through our fingers. We don't have a priest who is out of touch with our reality. He's been through weakness and testing, experienced it all—all but the sin. So let's walk right up to him and get what he is so ready to give. Take the mercy, accept the help.


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