Many things work together to craft you into the unique individual you are. You have nothing to do with some of them – like your genetic makeup. You are the recipient of others – like the fact that life sometimes just happens. And you are responsible for still others – like choices you make. In the midst of all of this, you’re working hard to be the best you that you can possibly be. But ultimately, you cannot do it on your own. That’s because you are created by God, cherished by God and ironically can only truly be you when you allow God to fill you with grace, transform you from the inside-out and lead you through life. You make think you may lose yourself in the process. But nothing could be farther from the truth. For as Jesus showed, it is only in losing yourself that you can truly find yourself – your best self – in the palm of God’s hand.