Thursday, February 21, 2008

Baptism, round II

The posts Baptism and Forgiveness are stream of consciousness writing triggered by a short conversation with a new friend. There is something about him, how he embraces his shadow without condemning himself--it fascinates me.

BUT

the words "I have so much negativity (in my heart) already," --hurts, losses, unhealed wounds--those words broke my heart. There is so much good, so much joy, so much love to be had
IF I am willing to forgive and let joy heal that spot.

Caroline Myss offers this definition of baptism: "the celebration of accepting with gratitude every aspect of your life and all those who are a part of your life. ...(being) reborn into your own life..."

I immediately remember James 1:16-18: "Make no mistake, my dearly loved fellow believers! Every good legacy and every complete gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of the celestial lights, in whom there is no variation of shadow of change. He deliberately brought us into being by means of truthful Word to be some the first offerings of his creations."

I am deliberate, well-thought out, good and complete. My Creator, Breath of Life, fills all the hurt places with joy and light.

I accept, I receive.
I am healed.

5 comments:

Kansas Bob February 22, 2008 at 4:17 PM  

"Every good legacy"

..I like that translation!

much2ponder March 8, 2008 at 11:59 AM  

Hope you don't mind my stopping by. I like your writing and your ability to use the written word to convey what is in your heart. You are gifted. God is good.

CresceNet March 11, 2008 at 8:26 AM  

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Patchouli April 21, 2008 at 4:40 AM  

Stop and stay awhile. I may not be around much right now--kids, finals, the GARDEN--but some others may be--like KB! Most of my posting is the drive-by variety, but soon enough I'll have some time to stay awhile myself.

Kansas Bob April 21, 2008 at 5:44 AM  

Cool new blog design P!