Sunday, October 10, 2004

As iron put into the fire loseth its rust and
becometh, clearly red-hot, so he that wholly turneth
himself unto God puts off all slothfulness, and is
.transformed into a new man

Thomas A Kempis _

WE are made in the image of God. The image is
.there, but we need to put in the work to reveal it
Whenever I hear someone say, "This is just the way
I am; you've got to learn to live with it," I want to grab
him by the collar and plead, "Don't ever say that!" The
.miracle of human existence is that we can change
Simply by virtue of being human, we have the capacity
.to change ourselves completely

All of us carry a cleansing fire hidden inside. It may be
banked with ashes, cold to the touch, but a spark of the
divine is there nonetheless, ready to leap into life. It is
nothing less than love of God. Latent in every one of us
it wants only a little encouragement before it flares to
.vibrant life, burning up everything selfish and impure
Once ignited and coaxed with the fuel of love for others
.it sheds light and warmth all around

~ Words To Live By Eknath Easwaran ~

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