Wednesday, March 29, 2017 9:40 AM

Good Egotism

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 9:40 AM
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 9:40 AM

Precious Ones, may I share just one last thought from Rowan Williams for our consideration during our Lenten journey?  Thank you for allowing me to do so.

Williams:  “I have a theory, which I started elaborating after I had met Archbishop Desmond Tutu a few times, that there are two kinds of egotists in this world.  There are egotists that are so in love with themselves that they have no room for anybody else, and there are egotists that are so in love with themselves that they make it possible for everybody else to be in love with themselves.  They are at home in their skins.  It doesn’t mean that they are arrogant or self-obsessed or think they are faultless.  They have learned to sense some of the joy that God takes in them.  And in that sense Desmond Tutu manifestly loves being Desmond Tutu; there’s no doubt about that.  But the effect of that is not to make me feel frozen or shrunk; it makes me feel that just possibly, by God’s infinite grace, I could one day love being Rowan Williams in the way that Desmond loves being Desmond Tutu.”

You know, I believe that Jesus loved being Jesus.  I believe that Jesus would have us love being ourselves in the way described above and really take to heart that God does take joy in you and me.

– Doug Fairbanks

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