For Each of Us
In This Time of Transition
Let Your Light Shine
We happily join young children in singing, This Little Light of Mine, but are often afraid of our own brightness. Marianne Williamson says, “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…
In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it.
Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here.
We can always choose to perceive things differently. You can focus on what’s wrong in your life, or you can focus on what’s right.
Maturity includes the recognition that no one is going to see anything in us that we don’t see in ourselves. Stop waiting for a producer. Produce yourself.
If I choose to bless another person, I will always end up feeling more blessed.”
“You are the love that some other heart seeks. You are the healing some wounded life needs. You are the hope for some broken spirit. You are peace for some frantic mind. We are each the answer to some prayer, some need, some longing. We do not have to be heroic or wise to fulfill this role. We only have to be ourselves. We only have to be faithful. Take the chance to be your calling, share who you are and watch the light flow into the world around you.”
~ Bishop Charleston
Carol Scott-Kassner, retired Commissioned UCC Minister