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

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Seeking. . .

Today I'm grateful for being able to enjoy my faith in a variety of ways. This morning I led a portion of the service, along with the organist. Due to the blizzard, a large number of members were still unable to make it to church. There ended up being six of us at the service. The intimate setting seemed to open dialogue that we don't normally get to engage in due to the sermon. Today we decided to forgo the sermon in favor of singing carols and commentary ensued between the hymns. One of the things that we discussed is how Joseph really isn't mentioned in the bible past Jesus being found in the temple at the age of 12. We wondered aloud if Joseph had a last name that was mentioned in the bible, how old he might have been at the time Jesus was born, and various other things. The open dialogue was like an impromptu bible study and it was if the removal of structure brought us closer to God in that hour. Beautiful!

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