One of my favorite television shows is Call the Midwife on PBS. It takes place in post-war London. Heroic nuns and Nurse Midwives minister to the equally heroic people in a working class community. They cope with poverty, injustice, unsafe conditions and other earth-bound challenges.
There are many births on this TV show; and each birth makes me cry.
Perhaps you have witnessed a birth or two, either on television or in person. Perhaps you also cry on such occasions.
We don’t cry because birth is sad. We cry because birth is hopeful. Each birth is a miracle of “life longing for itself.” Each baby arrives as divine potential. Each child is worthy of love, respect and goodness.
You are worthy of love, respect and goodness.
Your birth affirms your worth.
If you are here, you are worthy of the honor of existence. You don’t have to try and prove your worth with accomplishments, wit, wisdom, or other.
Ask yourself, “How do I try and prove my worth? Can I be completely worthy simply because I am?”