Happy Easter, friends! Here's a little Henri Nouwen to brighten your day:
"God says, 'I love you with an everlasting love,' and Jesus came to tell us that. When Jesus was baptized, he heard a voice that said, 'You are my beloved, on whom God's favor rests.' That's a very important statement that Jesus wants us to hear. We are the Beloved, not because we did anything, not because we proved ourselves. Basically, God loves us whatever we do. If that's true, these few years that we are in the world, we are sent to say, in the midst of our life, 'Yes, God, I love you, too."