What do you see when you look in the mirror?
Do you see fine lines starting to peek out around your eyes?
Eyes you always wished were another color?
Do you look closely at your hair and wished it was different? Fuller? Longer? Less of a frizzy mess?
Do you concentrate a bit too hard on that mole sitting in a place, give the choice, you would have never picked for it to be?
Do you see tired eyes or a weary smile?
Teeth you wish were a bit whiter? Straighter?
When you look in the mirror, what do you see?
Do you find yourself praying for a different reflection?
I imagine at one point or another, each of us have looked in the mirror and said, “I want to change what I see.”
But what if instead of trying to change what we see before us, we instead pray for the grace to see deeper… not only beyond the imperfections but deeper into how they make us a unique and valuable creation of God.
What if we prayed, instead, to see ourselves as God sees us –
full of talent,
brimming with possibility,
unique and special,
and full of light.
What would that change?
How would that impact how we enter the world today?