"Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are only princesses waiting for us to act, just once with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love." - Rainer Maria Rilke
Isn't that what God does in the incarnation? In the stripping away of pretense and the acceptance of everything about us. God with us, the seeing through our scales with welcome before we ever let go of that which hinders our free-leaping in Love's Way. What Good News!
And if we condemn something helpless in a fellow dragon-princess, is it because we've already condemned the helpless part of us that hides behind scales, wanting our acceptance, our love?
Labels: Spiritual Formation