Named by God, Recognized in Community

You desperately want a name – an authentic, unique-to-you name. You cannot help but long for this – it is an innate need. Middle-school classmates are typically not kind enough nor wise enough to see underneath and call you who you really are. When they misname you or abusively name you, you try to make a name for yourself.  But naming ourselves never works because we cannot get under all the masks either. We are too close and too afraid to name the core of ourselves.