Loving our bodies is its own form of grace. May God free us from the constant cycle of disliking our bodies and then struggling to improve them and then becoming dissatisfied once again. We seek acceptance of our bodies’ limitations, letting go of all the criticisms we may have of our appearances and our physical abilities. We will choose to love our bodies for allowing us to interact with God’s world. May we recognize that loving our bodies does not mean vanity but means accepting God’s grace towards our own humanity and accepting God’s gift of life.
Photo by Ellen Kneeskern '18