Sunday, August 21, 2011
Who Am I?
As I thought about this moment, I considered the significance of what it means to be known for who you are. Society assigns labels to us, and sometimes we label ourselves, so that there can be order in the chaos. We get defined by lots of things: our jobs, our genders, our marital status. But none of that really speaks to who we are. Who we are may not be so easily defined and categorized. To know us requires a person to see more deeply and look to those things that are below the skin surface and to get to what makes that light shine out through our eyes. That takes time, and a willingness to be seen as well.