The Unique Self

As I reflected on the Lectionary text today this book stands out. The text is about the ten lepers and only one came back to thank Jesus for the healing.  He is his unique self. This book is about developing our unique selves.  Rather then seeking glory, money, power, prestige one should appreciate and love him or herself for their uniqueness. My sense is the author would like to see a creation of a world religion removing the prejudices and the biases in the various religions. For me, a part my unique self is being a follower of Jesus, letting go of the institutional prejudices but practicing the basic theme of the Judaeo-Christian tradition, “To love the Lord your God with all of your heart, soul, and mind, and your neighbor as yourself.  One quote stood out for me:

“Peace will come into the world when each person can hear themselves for who they are, without needing to drown out all the other voices.” Marc Gafni

When we accept each other in our own uniqueness–there will be peace. Deo Gratias! Thanks be to

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