Our new devotional series will focus on identity. What makes you who you are? What events, people, or experiences have formed your identity? Have you suffered threats to your self-concept or times when your identity has become stronger? How does Jesus factor into the way you see yourself? What about your work? Your achievements? Relationships? Your looks? The opinions of others?
The following quotes on identity—coming from a variety of perspectives—may help spark ideas. We particularly appreciate essays that feature an authentic voice and address complex issues with honesty and transparency. Submissions of up to 750 words are welcome. Please include a short bio (three sentences).
“All of us take pride and pleasure in the fact that we are unique, but I’m afraid that when all is said and done the police are right: it all comes down to fingerprints.” ―David Sedaris
“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.” ―Oscar Wilde
“We know what we are, but not what we may be.” ―William Shakespeare
“It’s like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.” ―Patrick Rothfuss
“I hate how I don’t feel real enough unless people are watching.” ―Chuck Palahniuk
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” —Jeremiah 1:5
Contact the editor to submit an essay or to ask a question.
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