The glory of my Father is my own.
Let not the truth about ourselves today be hidden by a false humility. Let us instead be thankful for the gifts our Father gave us. Can we see in those with whom He shares His glory any trace of sin and guilt? And can it be that we are not among them, when He loves His Son forever and with perfect constancy, knowing he is as He created him?
We thank You, Father, for the light that shines forever in us. And we honour it, because You share it with us. We are one with You, at peace with all creation and ourselves.
Bank holiday Monday, and I spent it processing the events and insights of the weekend. I had another discussion with a friend about the purpose of guilt. He thinks it serves as a reminder of the consequences of previous actions, and a motivator not to make those decisions in the future. I asked ‘what if it was possible to learn the lessons from the past and not carry guilt?’ He said he could not see a way of doing that – did not think it would be possible. It made me realise how deeply ingrained guilt is in our psyche, how a part of our culture it is, and how hard it is to let go of it. People even feel guilty for not feeling guilty.