Thank you, thank you thank you, Jesus! For weeks I have been in prayer over how to be the best me I am called to be, and LaMonique of PIEmagazine had this on her timeline and it just spoke to me!
It fits into my discernment of how I am to be now that my 30 + years of mothering is over. In prayer I have been feeling God calling me out of my own self-impossed personal darkness and into the light of, not only his love, but the love of the world around me. God has been challenging me, ever so gently, but insistently, to step back into the spiritual world I lived in for much of myself. To no longer feel that to be Charismatic will embarrass my family, especially my children. To longer care what others think if I speak to them in a language of faith and hope. To come out of the spiritual closet.
I have “come out” a few times to only run back in, but each time I have come out I have been out longer, and this picture, this lovely picture, is what I feel Mary would be like and must have been like…a confident woman who just KNEW in her bones that God LOVED her, and because God loved her she could love herself and others as well.