“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat [or drink], or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds in the sky; they do not sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are not you more important than they?" (Matthew 6:25-26)When I dissect the way the world’s messages have shaped me and when I examine the way God’s messages have saved me, there’s no comparison to which one I know I want to choose going forward. One is based on trends and the other on the timeless unconditional love of God. The Virginia Slims ad campaign is correct, I have come a long way. (Just please, don’t call me baby.)
Copyright 2019 Lara Patangan
About the Author
Lara Patangan is a freelance writer and mother of two boys. She believes the merits of mercy are among our greatest gifts as Christians. Her first book about works of mercy will be published in the spring by Our Sunday Visitor. Please visit MercyMatters.net to join this community that believes in the power of mercy to change the world.