Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
I would like to share with you the reflection that we did during our Zoom Coffee Hour following our Sunday service on July 7, 2020 where I read the poem “Our Deepest Fear” by Marianne Williamson.
I hope that you find that these words might speak to your heart and give you some solace.
Peace and love,
Listen as Deacon Lauren reads the reflection.
Our Deepest Fear
This inspiring poem is taken from Marianne Williamson’s book A Return to Love.
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, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small
Does not serve the world.
There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking
So that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine,
As children do.
We were born to make manifest
The glory of God that is within us.
It’s not just in some of us;
It’s in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we’re liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.