June 22

Reflection

Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
Matthew 10:26-33

We often underestimate our worth but we do matter. We do not have to live with fear. Our 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 follows then that if everybody and all creation matter to God, they should matter to us as well.

Prayer

May I not be afraid.

Action

Reflect on this scripture passage. What does it imply about our attitudes toward one another? About our own sense of self-worth? About how we should live?

Suggested Reading

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.
Matthew 10:26-33

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.
Pope Francis

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.
C.S. Lewis

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.
Thomas Merton

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