Identity Crisis

Identity politics, at least in America, hold the rapt attention of the current culture, particularly the younger generations. Accordingly, individuals are grouped along racial, gender, class, and ethnic lines. This post has little to do with that discussion, however important it is to balancing power structures in our society.

Rather, this post has to do with how we see ourselves relative to how God may see us. If God exists, as I believe is the case, all the particulars of each human (including one’s class, gender, race, and ethnicity) is understood. This which the specific strengths as well as shortcomings of one’s birth, childhood, and later years are also understood. In itself, this divine understanding of us should be a comfort. It would see ourselves as the people we naturally think we are but with more accuracy and compassion.