Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The Tissue of our Humanity
"It is not the tissue of our humanity that defeats us"
but rather our refusal to accept who we are....."
When we look in the mirror
what do we see?
Do we look out ourselves with honest
and see our totality?
Or do we pick and choose?
Some of us may focus on the parts of ourselves we like
and refuse to look at those things we abhor
Others of us may be so obsessed with our weaknesses
that we cannot grasp our own value and beauty.
What makes us strong
we are at our best when we "face ourselves
and share ourselves
blemishes and all" (Nepo)
This morning when you look in the mirror
be honest in your appraisal
Don't ignore those parts of you that you don't like
But don't deny your value either
to accept this child of God