Given by Rev. Steve Meineke September 12, 2021

Everyone tries to live up to expectations. These can be from parents, teachers, society, work, and even ourselves. This takes time and energy. What does God expect of us? Are we worthy of the divine gift of life? We feel guilty when we often fall short. We like to think we are a good person. As a good person, we are even more aware of all those in need. Are we doing enough? Can you do more? There is always something more you could/should do. This can be overwhelming. We feel guilty. If our actions are an expressions of love and gratitude for life, then it is good enough. God loves us for exactly who we are.  We are worthy even when we come up short. You are accepted. You are already good enough.