In our efforts to listen to God’s words to us, we often neglect what might be called his “first word” to us.
This is the gift of ourselves to ourselves: our existence, our nature, our personal history, our uniqueness, our identity.
All that we have, and indeed, our very existence, is one of the unique and never-to-be-repeated ways God has chosen to express himself in space and time.
Each of us, because we are made in God’s image and likeness, is yet another promise that he has made to the universe that he will continue to love it and care for it.
(Mother Teresa, Leadership, Vol. 10, no. 4)