Who I Am

A thought about identity.

I am not what I ought to be. I am not what I want to be.
I am not what I hope to be.
But still, I am not what I used to be.

- John Newton

PRAYER: Dear God, you're good at changing people. Moses. Ruth. David. Matthew. Paul. Peter. Dirty prostitutes. Greedy tax collectors. Cold-hearted Pharisees. Dying thieves. Have mercy on me today and transform my will to make it your own. Transfer all my desires from the selfishness of my natural desires to the selflessness of the Spirit of Christ living in me. Take away whatever doubts or fears prevent me from living in faith. Resurrect me yet again by the power of my baptism. Change me to leave behind what I used to be. Amen.

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