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Grace must find expression in life, otherwise it is not grace.
-- Karl Barth
 

 

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Untold riches

You are not a flat, static image to be tweaked, edited, optimized and disseminated. You are a deep and complex bundle of yearnings, contradictions, experiences, wonder, vulnerability, and love.

You are more than you could ever know or express. And so is every other person.

Within that truth are endless possibilities for connection, understanding, richness, achievement, and joy. Ask yourself, what are you doing to respect and explore that infinitely fertile ground?

It’s convenient to walk around with simple, unchanging, one-dimensional tokens in your mind to represent yourself and others. But it’s essential to remember that your overly-simplified map is not the territory itself.

In this life, in this reality, in this existence, you have just barely scratched the surface. The great thing is, there is no limit to how deep you can go.

What could you do today to know yourself better, and to more richly connect with someone else? Here is your opportunity, here is your challenge, your call to untold riches.

— Ralph Marston

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