Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
We often underestimate our worth, but this gospel tells us that we need to realize that we have our origin in God, our destiny with God and our lives constantly under the care of God. We matter to God. We do not have to live with fear. A persons worth is not compared to that of another person or based in accomplishments but is in the heart of the Creator. Even the smallest creature matters. It seems then that if everybody and all creation matter to God, they should matter to us as well.
Don’t be afraid.
Reflect on this scripture passage. What is it saying to you?
So do not be afraid of them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs. Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
From my point of view, God is the light that illuminates the darkness, even if it does not dissolve it, and a spark of divine light is within each of us.
Beware the religion that turns you against another one. It’s unlikely that it’s really religion at all.
Joan D. Chittister
The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because God loves us.
You are not what others think you are. You are what God knows you are.
Shannon L. Alder
But the man who is not afraid to admit everything that he sees to be wrong with himself, and yet recognizes that he may be the object of God’s love precisely because of his shortcomings, can begin to be sincere. His sincerity is based on confidence, not in his own illusions about himself, but in the endless, unfailing mercy of God.”