One life is all we have
and we live it as we believe in living it.
But to sacrifice what you are
and to live without belief,
that is a fate more terrible than dying.
Jehanne d’Arc. She was condemned as a “heretic”
and burned at the stake in Rouen, France, by the Roman Catholic Church
(supposedly representing the love of God) on this date, 1431.
Later politics having conveniently intervened, she was declared a saint in 1920.
Who are you? Who am I? I have asked myself this a lot over the decades.
Alas, I have found the institution, in which I have spent over 45 years, sadly hypocritical.
Do not “sacrifice what you are”. Be the beautiful human being you were created to be.
Deepen your “belief” … which, as Karen Johnson points out, means “to trust” in what your spirit tells you is Truth and Reality … about yourself, about “God”, about what it is to be Human, about Love.
How the World needs us!
Step forth today into Life. Be Yourself. You will bless the World.