If we’re made in the image of God, if we’re One with God, then we were created as perfectly beautiful and infinitely precious. This can be very hard to accept, with our culture constantly reinforcing the false belief that our worth and our very identity is based on what we do, what we accomplish, how we look, or how much we have. The key is to start from where we are, loving ourselves just as we are, and eventually we will see ourselves as God sees us, which is pretty awesome.
-Br. Nicholas Bartoli, SSJE