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Don't worry. My blog post about Viola Davis vs. Meryl Streep will be coming to your face later this week.
So, I've been learning more and more, that it is truly wisdom to listen. To watch. To observe.
I get the pleasure of observing many of you via this virtual forum called the Internet. And others I get to observe by word of mouth. Yes, a different type of observation all together, but warrants the recognition.
I've learned that the subject that you claim has no hold on you, is the very subject imprisoning you. The thing that you try to ease your doubts about, you unintentionally reveal that its essence has it's hooks in you--deeply.
Say what you really need to say. That you may or may not have it all figured out, and in your vulnerability you wanted us all to know that truth. And it's okay. The truth wasn't necessarily in your words, because you are still dissecting certain truths. The truth exposed itself in your reflection. Of how you felt. About yourself.
We fall short. Expectations. Circumstances. And the like.
But never stop listening. Observing. Learning...
There is much teaching in our midst. And much learning to be had.
"Since we've compiled this long and sorry record as sinners (both us and them) and proved that we are utterly incapable of living the glorious lives God wills for us, God did it for us. Out of sheer generosity he put us in right standing with himself. A pure gift. He got us out of the mess we're in and restored us to where he always wanted us to be. And he did it by means of Jesus Christ."
(The Message, Romans 3:23-24)