“Therefore, accept each other in the same way that Christ accepted you. He did this to bring glory to God.”
Romans 15:7 (GW)
Most of us spend our entire lives trying to earn acceptance. We try to earn it from our parents, peers, our congregation, partners in life, people we respect, and maybe even people we envy. The desire to be accepted is a deep drive that can influence the kinds of clothes you wear, the kind of car you drive, the kind of house you buy, and even the career you choose.