Hannah Brencher is, I believe, one of the most talented writers living today. She pierces my heart with words she conjures up and weaves together in potent combinations. To call these combinations of words just sentences is like calling Stonehenge just an interesting arrangement of big rocks.
Perhaps it was because I needed to hear the message, but her recent post entitled “So give me something that gushes like a waterfall…” overwhelmed me with its stark, simple truth and beauty. In challenging the notion that “We accept the love we think we deserve,” she brings us up short, grabs us with both hands by the lapel, looks us in the eye, and proclaims with passion and conviction:
We will always, always, always be the ones who cut ourselves off at the knees unless we are start accepting a love we don’t think we deserve… And hey, maybe it is a love that we will never actually deserve but it comes to us regardless and we’ve got the chance to get all wrapped up & tangled lovely in it.
If any of this resonates with you, don’t miss her whole post. Share liberally with others. I believe it has implications far beyond the matter of self love or self confidence in our relationship with self and others. It sweeps through our spiritual life and impacts our sense of being worthy, or unworthy, of God’s freely given love.
Have you ever blocked the flow of love coming to you because of self-limiting beliefs and tapes in your head?
Oh, yes indeed I have. Time and time again. Let’s break this vicious and self-destructive pattern! Are you with me?