Happy Sunday! Here is a universal truth--we all want to be accepted. No matter our age, race, financial status, upbringing, zip code--everyone wants acceptance. We want to know that even with all of our faults, we are still loved and valued by others. I think we adults are often worse at the acceptance thing than kids are. We judge and we see faults and imperfections and hurt others by not "approving" them. We are called to love others, to recognize their worth, to accept people with all their mess because God does the same for us and it brings Him praise. This week let's try to welcome others into our lives, even the challenging folks.