Grace calls out, “You are not just a disillusioned old man who may die soon, a¹ middle aged woman stuck in a job and desperately wanting to get out, a young person feeling the fire in the belly begin to grow cold. You may be insecure, inadequate, mistaken, or potbellied. Death, panic, depression, and disillusionment may be near you. But you are not just that. You are accepted. Never confuse your perception of yourself with the mystery that you really are accepted.”
¹From The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning.