Fellowship is a scary thing. Being real and vulnerable with someone, not filtering yourself for fear of what they might think of the real you, is terrifying. But that’s what God calls us to do as part of His church. He says to all of us, “You. I choose YOU to be a part of Christ’s body. Yep. That’s not a mistake. You with all your brokenness and pride and shame – I choose you.”
It’s okay to be you. It’s awesome to be you + God. It’s the best thing ever to be you + God + others. Because we’re His church, His body. And He loves us.