that I don’t deserve this gift that you gave me.
Though I haven’t e a r n e d a n y t h i n g.
that I am broken. This heart inside of me is corrupt.
that my flesh is stronger than my will.
I live with a certainty that I will choose the things that dishonor you.
You came to die.
You came to love.
You alone are God. And I am your beloved child.
it is no longer about me. I must ask
How can I die?
Who must I love?
January 17, 2011
“The Christian gospel is that I am so flawed that Jesus had to die for me, yet I am so loved and valued that Jesus was glad to die for me. This leads to deep humility and deep confidence at the same time. It undermines both swaggering and sniveling. I cannot feel superior to anyone, and yet I have nothing to prove to anyone. I do not think more of myself nor less of myself. Instead, I think of myself less.” — Tim Keller, The Reason For God