In today's Gospel reading from John 1, the Jews send some priests and Levites to ask John the Baptist, "Who are you?" Be sure to read his answer.
Who are you? It's a great question, and one that we need to answer. Have you ever thought about how you would answer that question? With more than just your name, of course. Boil it down to its essence. Who are you?
Many (most?) people struggle with their identity. They use their occupation or some other measure to identify themselves. I struggled with that question for some time. And then it hit me. I am a child of God. It's not what I am, but who I am. I hope that as we begin a new year, we'll be able to see ourselves just the way God sees us. As one of His children. Pretty simple, huh?
Father, we thank you for calling us to be your children. May we identify ourselves that way always. Amen.