Rumi encouraged, “Your heart is the size of an ocean, go find yourself in its hidden depths.” Knowing and accepting every part of myself, the part that grows slowly like coral, the part that makes use of the current of another, the part that terrifies others like a shark can, the part that catches light, the part that reflects light–every part–is a challenge that I am trying to live.
My prayer response:
Creator, help me to know and accept myself more fully.
- Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom for the future. Proverbs 19:20
- God uncovers the deeps out of darkness, and brings deep darkness to light.
- My brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of any kind, consider it nothing but joy, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance; and let endurance have its full effect, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking in nothing. James 1:2-4
Invitation to prayer:
What prayers are emerging in your heart, mind, and body?
Pray them now.
Photo: Black tip shark swimming in the waters near Bora Bora in French Polynesia