For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.After my stroke, I considered the idea that I was "damaged goods" somehow. I struggled with recovering my speaking and writing abilities, despite the damage.
Yet, we hear Paul's words to the Ephesians that echo to this day. No matter my "damage," I am - just as you are - God's handiwork.
Perfect? No one is. Accepted by Christ? All of us.