Thought For The Week
'We are easily controlled by the voice of our insignificance. This is the illusion that we fall victim to when a small, dark fraction of our lives becomes the whole picture we see of ourselves.' ~Peter Hannah
We are often so hard on ourselves. We are our own worst enemy. We allow something small and insignificant to dominate our lives. Every person has a small fraction of their lives that is dark. We then waste endless time and energy allowing it to dominate our lives. Sometimes it takes over our lives clouding us in depression, sadness and guilt.
We can even allow it blot out God's love for us. This should never happen. We think we are unworthy because we have allowed a pebble become a huge rock in our lives. It's time to go back holding the pebble again and let the rock go. There is great freedom in letting the rock go.
Saturday (Jan 25th) was the feast day of the conversion of St Paul. If we talk about pebbles and rocks then his life was a heap of rocks. We know he was hard, cold and often ruthless in what he did. He had no time for compassion or kindness. So when he did a major U-turn in his life, it seemed beyond belief and beyond comprehension. But that is what happened. He let all the rocks go and went about spreading the good news of Jesus.
The changes St Paul made may have been dramatic and beyond our experience but we too can begin to celebrate our good news. There are rocks in our lives that we can also let go of. What is the point in dragging them around with us each day?
There is great freedom in celebrating our story, celebrating our good news, celebrating the many down to earth and ordinary moments of our everyday lives. Once we start this journey, we will begin to understand how small pebbles are so much better than the rocks. Every rock we can let go of brings with it a freedom and hopefully new beginnings.
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