“Father God, thank you for the greatest lesson of loving ourselves through it all. No greater plan did You have, Father God, than sending Your Son and our Savior, Jesus Christ, because You Loved all of us that much. And You sent Jesus for BOTH humans AND nonhuman animals, so that we would protect all, harm none, Love before The Fall, just as Jesus did and does and will always do. While our tears are ‘south-wet,’ You, Father God, are North Star for all our fears, guiding us to love ourselves, as we are Your beLoved and not the least bit unLoved. And, on a more personal side note, thank you, Father God, for sending me The Greatest Star, Barbra Streisand! I pray all of this in the Wonderful and Precious Name of Jesus Christ, and this prayer is answered by my faith and my belief. Please help me, Father God, where my faith and my belief are lacking. Amen.”

(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope in loving myself through it all through God’s Love this daily leavened [Jesus Rises!] bread.”)

There’s no time like now to love who you are,

no time like now to put to rest all fears.

Go with God! Go with The One who’s North Star,

guides you to love you when “south-wet” your tears.

I can love myself through God who loves me.

Through it all, all I know is I’m beLoved.

I got no love for me? God says, “I’ll be

all the Love you need, not least bit unLoved.”

“My Father is not in it for ignore,”

says Jesus. “Dad’s in it for Love of all.

No breathing being does God not adore.

Protect all, harm none, Love before The Fall.”

Gonna borrow Streisand’s “lesson” recall:

“Greatest is loving yourself through it all.”


  1. Loving yourself through it all rings particularly true to me. I wonder why that’s so hard. It really isn’t. God is there to help that!!


  2. I think what makes loving ourselves so hard is that for some reason, we feel we have to be perfect. We feel we have to have perfect situations in our lives with perfect people around us, including ourselves, and BOTH perfect feelings AND perfect fears. There is NOTHING perfect about our lives, so we need not strive for this perfection that doesn’t even exist. Jesus Christ is the ONLY perfect human/spiritual being there ever was and will ever be. To expect to attain The Perfection of Jesus Christ in our limited human/spiritual beings is a recipe for resentment, anger, and fear. Drop perfection and pick up the ONLY Perfect One, Jesus Christ. All this said, of course, is more for me than for you, Dag! 😉


    1. It certainly applies to me, Timothy. My next step is to be aware when I’m trying to be perfect and let it wash off of me like water off a duck. Let’s start small, like a few droplets of water off a duck.


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