“You are so loved.” Thomas repeated many times this past week. You are so loved. I would respond with “oh, stop” or “duh, who wouldn’t love me” or some other sarcastic/witty response in attempt to lightly reject what he was saying.
Today, I can finally let myself accept the fact that I am truly loved. By God, by my friends… this past birthday was unlike many birthdays—for the first time, I really did feel loved. It was an overwhelming flow of peace and gratitude for people’s kindness. I’m still pretty speechless.
I now know that I am capable of being loved and, just as much, I have the capability to love others too. I think that’s why it was so easy for Jesus to express love, because He already knew that He’s the epitome of love, that He is love, so He can love other people shamelessly and fully. Jesus knew He is love and was loved, so as a result He loved to the world.
Accept it, know it: I feel loved, I know I am loved, and I ready to share this love with everybody else.
The chains are broken. I am so relieved.