Labels are such a quick and convenient way for us to safely put ourselves and others into a comfortable box. Although the box may have the illusion of being comfortable and safe, it is really nothing more than a prison keeping our self or someone else from expressing the freedom of who they really are.
We are each on individual and unique expression of God's eternal and unfathomable creativity.
"For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." Ephesians 2:10
We all have parts of ourselves that need to grow into fullness and other parts of ourselves that need to be chiseled away by the painful experiences we endure. But the truth of who we are - who we were created to be - is a unique and beautiful masterpiece never to be created again in all eternity.
May we have the grace to see ourselves and one another as the wondrous works of art that we are, casting aside the hurtful lies and limitations of labels and living instead in love.