Friday, December 5, 2008

Fears

My sister sent me this quote a couple weeks ago. It was one of those that opened my eyes a bit, because it was so me. Sometimes it's a little unnerving to read something that describes some aspect of your character that you knew, but was undefined...not just plain there in black and white to expose you. It's uncomfortable sometimes but also enabling.

"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, 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."
--Marianne Williamson

Matthew 5:16
"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."

1 comment:

Jared and Elizabeth said...

I really like that a lot I've never really thought about it that way but it makes so much sense.