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Proverbs 22:1 A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold.
One of the rules in our youth group is that everyone gets to control the name by which they’re called. It’s a basic idea to prevent name-calling and to support those members wondering about gender. It provides a lesson, too, in the power of naming ourselves. A name is like magic—it can make us come alive and step into our belovedness, or it can be weaponized. Blessed are those who choose wisely.
MOVING FORWARD: How does your name shape the way you see the world?