From Episcopal minister Barbara Brown Taylor's new book, An Altar in the World.
It is important to pray naked in front of a full-length mirror sometimes, especially if you are full of loathing for your body. Maybe you think you are too heavy. Maybe you have never liked the way your hip bones stick out. It is always something.
Maybe you have been sick, or come through some surgery that has changed the way you look. But so far, maintaining your equilibrium has depended on staying covered as much as you can.
This can only go on so long, especially for someone who believes that God loves flesh and blood, no matter what shape it is in. Whether you are sick or well, lovely or irregular, there comes a time when it is vitally important for your spiritual health to drop your clothes, look in the mirror, and say, "Here I am. This is the body-like-no-other that my life has shaped. I live here. This is my soul's address."