Asides

New Look for 2015

Do you like the new look?  I wanted to simplify the blog’s look for 2015.  I’ve had the same theme for two years; it was nice but I want a layout that focuses more on the words than on the image.  I can do more image-intensive posts for the Facebook Page.  For those of you who’ve visited before, let me know if you prefer the old theme.  God bless you.

Our Deepest Fear

In the words of Marianne Williamson:

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 and fabulous?  Actually, Who are you not to be?  You are a child of God.  Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.  There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.  We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.  It is not just in some of us, it is 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.

He Knows What He is About

In the words of John Henry Newman:

God has created me to do him some definite service.  He has committed some work to me which he has not committed to another.  I have my mission.  I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told in the next.  I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons.  He has not created me for naught.  I shall do good — I shall do his work.  I shall be an angel of peace, a preacher of truth in my own place while not intending it, if I do but keep his commandments.  Therefore I will trust him, whatever I am, I can never be thrown away.  If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve him.  In perplexity, my perplexity may serve him.  If I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve him.  he does nothing in vain.  He knows what he is about.  He may take away my friends.  He may throw me among strangers.  He may make me feel desolate, make my spirits sink, hide my future from me — still, HE KNOWS WHAT HE IS ABOUT.