Grace and Peace to you.
We do not lose heart.
Even though our outer nature is wasting away,
our inner nature is being renewed day by day.
—2 Corinthians 4.16
The world sees mostly only your outer nature, your body and your persona, and has a great many expectations of that version of you. (Ask Caitlyn Jenner.) But you are not that. You are an embodied soul. Your inner nature, your true self, is love. There is in you a fire that your outer nature speaks of but can’t contain. You are a flame of God’s love that your body, your circumstances or your reputation can’t explain. You are a part of God, a little Christ, and even your worst sins can’t diminish that. That inner nature is Spirit living in you, life-giving breath from God in which you are born again and again, a spring of living water gushing up to eternal life. Be that true inner self. Let that inner nature be renewed every day, every breath. Never mind who the world thinks you are. You are love. Let love be renewed in you each moment.
Love … renewed.