“Worthy God, we try desperately to prove what is written on our bones. Our belief that we bear your image wanes, and what that bearing means is muffled by the demands and systems of status in this world… Grant us your humility and your confidence, that sacred paradox of selfhood that knows its glory and capacity, and yet saves us from becoming enslaved to our giving. We surrender an existence plagued by busyness and fatigue.”

Consider these snippets from a prayer by @blackliturgies. How often do we lose ourselves in trying to put forth public examples of following Christ? How would your pursuit of Christ change if no one else were watching?