See, this life of faith we lead is not about purity. Following Jesus is not about pretending everything is clean and tidy and neat. This is about how our stories are changed because of his story. And we start to see our own stories in the light of God’s goodness and grace, God’s transforming love that takes it all in.
I don’t know what your story is – your lineage, your family, your past. All I know is this: there is a place for you in the family of God. All the messiness and beauty and weakness and strength – all of it. God is redeeming it all.