God really, really, really loves you. Remember that feeling when you found out the person you had a crush on also liked you, or that new person also wanted to be your friend, or you got the job or the award and couldn't quite believe it--couldn't quite believe you were worthy of it, that you were chosen? You are chosen. You are seen. Every molecule of your being is cherished. Open yourself to accepting this gift. This truth.
Tarn Wilson is the author of the memoir The Slow Farm and numerous essays. You may read more of her work at tarnwilson.com.