No one thinks twice about altering an image before posting it on social media – it’s all just part of the process of attracting as many likes and comments as possible.
- What do I do to mask who I really am?
- Am I hiding or enhancing part of my life to make myself feel good?
- What do I do to feel like I belong?
- How do I make myself look right?
It is important that our young people hear the message that there is ONE filter that helps us stay true to ourselves, that helps us all to measure our lives in the right way and present ourselves to others as we are. This is the filter of God’s Love. When we look at our lives through this filter we see ourselves and others as God does, as truly loved, valued, and significant, no matter what is going on in our lives.
That is why we want young people to know that they are works of art, masterpieces, lovingly created by a God who knows them and wants to be close to them.