It takes our entire lives to accept the truth of our baptism, to realize we are God’s beloved. To live under God’s gaze means letting all of who we are to be loved – not just our best sides! The good news consists in this: not that we are perfect, but that, while we are still sinners, Christ died for us. As sinners loved by God, we are called to be heralds of a new creation constantly renewing the world through the Redeemer’s grace. To the God who created us by love, for love, and to love, let all creation say, Amen.