It takes a lot to put together all the words that we use to identify ourselves….we say things like “I am a stay at home mom,” or “I’m a wife, a sister, a daughter, a friend.” We define ourselves in reference to our hobbies, “I am a photographer, a runner, a reader, a thinker,” or “I wish I was a better writer, a better cook, a musician of any ability.” We talk about what we enjoy, “I love to laugh! I love good music that gets into my soul. I love to watch documentaries. I love wit. I love to learn about the world.” I can tell you all these things about me and you may have an idea of who I am. But ultimately it comes down to the fact that you cannot know me and I cannot know myself without the Cross. I am a sinner, the worst of sinners, who has been saved by grace. And every day I live with this very truth stamped on my heart and my mind. This very truth that puts every other thing in my life in perspective. So here’s some perspective….