The thing about all of this visa renewal stuff is that you feel like you have to be as perfect as possible - no diseases or disorders, no criminal record, highly educated, brilliant references, a great salary and all of your paperwork certified and lined up properly. Which got me thinking... I'm so glad Christianity doesn't have those kind of requirements.
Jesus doesn't demand anything of us except to come to Him. Shady history? No university degree? Got a physical ailment? Are you poor? Made some gigantic mistakes? You are still most welcome. Come, follow and learn. It's all about Love, which sounds incredibly corny, yet I don't know how else to say it. You don't have to earn His love, you don't have to buy it, you don't need to fulfill any prerequisites. You just have to show up and accept it.
"... for I am gentle and humble in heart and you will find rest for your souls." - Matthew 11:29