What is at the Core of our identity? In the world circumstances of race, nationality, income, language and culture can determine our identity. Measuring our value by our achievement betrays a philosophy of : I do,therefore, I am. This leads to insecurity or false pride. We know our true identity, according to the gospel, in our relationship with Christ: “I am loved,therefore I am.” By remembering God’s Grace, that who we are is unshakable in his love then everything we do flows out of gratitude. “Be imitators of God, therefore,as dearly loved children,and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” Ephesians 5:1-2
Pastor John Melsness of St Andrews Presbyterian Church (Houston, Texas), celebrating mass at St Barthelemy.