I love these uplifting quotes on our True Self that I recently read in a devotional by Richard Rohr, and so I wanted to share them here. It is such a comfort and joy to know that our True Self at our deepest core is Spirit of His Spirit! Christ in us, making us who we are, Christ in us, the hope of glory - glory already in us, one day to be fully revealed!
"I have the immense joy of
being [hu]man, a member of a race in which God Himself became incarnate.
As if the sorrows and stupidities of the human condition could
overwhelm me, now [that] I realize what we all are. And if only
everybody could realize this! But it cannot be explained. There is no
way of telling people that they are all walking around shining like the
sun. . . [This realization] was as if I suddenly saw the secret beauty of their
hearts, the depths of their hearts where neither sin nor desire nor
self-knowledge can reach, the core of their reality, the person that
each one is in God's eyes. If only they could see themselves as they
really are. If only we could see each other that way all the time....We are living in a world that is absolutely transparent and the divine is shining through it all the time."
"At the center of our being is a
point ... which is untouched by sin and by illusion, a point
of pure truth, a point or spark which belongs entirely to God, ... which is
inaccessible to the fantasies of our own mind or the brutalities of our
own will. This little point ... is
the pure glory of God in us. . . . It is like a pure diamond, blazing
with the invisible light of heaven. It is in everybody, and if we could
see these billions of points of light coming together in the face and
blaze of a sun that would make all the darkness and cruelty of life