"I am the way and the truth and the life"
High School Youth Group pictured below:
After reading the Gospel where Jesus settles his disciples' argument over who is the greatest, calms his jealous disciples, and rebukes James and John for their ridiculous anger; we concluded in youth group that the disciples all had unique personalities (Lk.9:46-56).
I remember taking the Myers-Briggs personality test in college and thinking that my personality explained everything about me and that I was in a sense "stuck" in who I was. If I buried my head in my phone during a conversation, I would blame it on the fact that I was an introvert. If I planned something poorly, I would claim that I couldn't help "going with the flow" as the spontaneous person that I was. My personality became a well of excuses that never ran dry.
Thankfully, like the disciples, Jesus filled that well with his love. Our personalities are not meant to define us. They are meant to serve as springboards to love more daily. Take a moment today to thank God for how he made you- even thanking him for your weaknesses. He wants to shine through us in all the beautiful strengths and weaknesses we bear in the personalities he gave us.