Have you chosen to follow Christ, are you a believer?
You might often wish yourself to be someone else, but so often it is easy to forget your own value when comparing yourself to others who seem perhaps far richer, more successful, popular, or happy. The simple truth is that we do not really know what dwells within others’ hearts, for our envy of them more often than not consists of our own projections, largely of our own selfish making. If we seek to be someone else, someone new, think back to John’s baptism, or of the prodigal son returning home. We cannot escape ourselves, but in Him, in our faith, there are ways in which we may be remade in his image. By having the Lord show us infinite mercy, and forgiving us all our sins, we are purged of the old, and we may thus be made anew each and every day, in the eyes of the Lord.
And we pray:
Lord God in Heaven above, re-make me into Your Image, with a heart that is clean. Cast off my past transgressions, and wash my body clean of all things passed away and which I cannot change. I ask all this Lord, so that I may be made anew, my heart eager to Love and serve You, Amen.