Knotty Musings

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I Am Enough

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.

There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people
won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.

We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,

we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically
liberates others." ~ Marianne Williamson

Remove the Nots

Remove the Nots

Friday, August 28, 2009

Thoughts on Redemption

I have pondering redemption a bit as I listen to people villify Senator Edward Kennedy for a mistake of youth - a tragic mistake, yes, but a mistake. I have listened and listened and must speak now.

If the value of one's life or life's work, as it may be, can be erased by one foolish decision, then what good is redemption? Is it not useless if one can never overcome a choice? What if God were that unforgiving? Where would we be?

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