You are a complicated creature. On the one hand, you are flesh and blood – so hopelessly human that you inevitably act in ways that disrupt your relationship with God, others and yourself. On the other hand, you are created gloriously in the image of God – so hopefully human that God’s only Son, Jesus, came to live and die so you can be forgiven, redeemed and transformed. Yes, you are both hopeless and hopeful. But what matters more is that Jesus  turns you into someone God has always hoped for.