There’s a thing you’ll see on social media, in relation to mental health and wellbeing, that tells you, You Are Enough.
That’s sweet an’ all, but if you need to hear that You Are Enough, you are already perfectly aware that you are Not enough. And that is actually the truth, and a good thing.
You were never meant to carry the burden of being Enough. And neither was some ‘soul mate’ waiting to be found.
The hope we have in God is that we don’t need to be enough. We are finite creatures. God is infinite, and God’s love never runs out. Wonder is infinite, the healing renewal of every sunrise, or looking into the eyes of a new-born child looking back at us.
Sometimes, God says to us, I am with you, and that, for now, in this moment, is enough.
Sometimes God says, lift up your eyes and look at the sunrise, or the ocean, or the mountains, or the stars; this, in this moment, is enough.
Sometimes God says, let’s go hear that symphony, or watch that match, and let’s go with friends, and be lost in a crowd bigger than ourselves; or get lost in a novel, if you prefer; that will be enough.
All of these things are bigger than us. The incredible thing is that all of these things are diminished without us, for, God loves to share the moment.
We are not enough, but we are a key part of whatever is enough. And that is enough. Especially when we come to the end of ourselves, and fall into the arms of Love.