Do you own your own beauty?

It can be easy for us humans to hone in on our scumminess. The weaknesses, the mess-ups, the not-so-pretty parts. In her collection of prayers & reflections entitled Seasons of Your Heart, Macrina Wiederkehr encourages everyone, regardless of gender, to shift our eyes to another side.

A Prayer to Own Your Beauty

O God
help me
to believe
the truth about myself
no matter
how beautiful it is!

Eek, those words feel uncomfortable. I see that as a signal that my spirit and soul need to soak them in deep.

Do you own your own beauty?