We so want to think well of ourselves,
that we are clever, smart, good-looking,
successful, lovable, or simply good.
We are pitiful, Lord, and they are even worse!
Yet teach us to delight, not fix;
to love, not condescend;
to celebrate every flawed dimension.
Photo of funny snowman with hat, scarf and gloves.
by Danny N. Schweers, image and prayer copyright 2010.