In the movie My Big, Fat, Greek Wedding, Toula, a girl from a Greek family, falls in love with a non-Greek man. Her father Gus, a staunch Greek, won’t allow his daughter to marry the non-Greek Ian Miller. But Gus will allow Ian to marry Toula if he’s baptized in the Greek Orthodox Church.
Ian is baptized in the manner of the Greek Orthodox church, being immersed 3 times (once in the name of the Father, in the name of the Son, in the name of the Spirit).
Toula and her brother Nick are talking. Toula’s brother Nick turns to her and says, “It’s not so bad, huh?” Toula, who has had some self-esteem issues, replies in horror, “Are you kidding? Any minute now he’s going to look at me and go, ‘Yeah, right. You’re so not worth this.'”
Nick says, “Yes you are.”
And that’s exactly what God says to us. Not only on the day we are baptized, but every time God can work his way through the craziness and the busyness of our everyday lives, God says to us: “You’re so worth it.”
When was the last time YOU heard God say to you, “You’re so worth it”?
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