Blog 2256 – 12.24.2021
The Greatest Gift Of All, The One That Only You Can Give Yourself
This gift alone only you can give yourself is is the recognition and the acknowledgment of Who and Whose you truly are. The wicked queen in the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs story, the most attractive women in the tale to me, was always looking in her enchanted mirror and asking it “Who’s the fairest of them all” just to hear it answer what she and everyone already knew so well – she was. Then came a day when a younger girl began to vie with her for that title, her deceased husband, the king’s daughter, Snow White. The queen became so obsessed with ridding her world of any competition that she even ruined her own tremendous beauty by becoming outwardly an ugly old crone in order to give Snow White a poisoned apple to take her out of the picture.
The story goes that one bite from that poison apple sent Snow into a comma that only true love’s kiss could awaken her from. True loves kiss is the only thing that can awaken any of us to recognize and acknowledge to ourselves Who and Whose we are, the embodiment of the one and only fairest one of all.
To rephrase today’s great picture quote: “I you cannot see who and whose you truly are in the mirror, you need to get a better mirror.” Jesus once said, “You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.” That truth that I see clearly reflected in the mirror is not that Jesus alone was the only beloved and begotten child of God sent into this world to forever change it, but that each and everyone of us is.
“Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?” The answer is as plain as the nose on your face – you, me, we are. The one who hung that mirror is the same one who hung the sun, the moon, and the stars, and I never get over what a fine job you did of that one, Beautiful.
Your friend and fellow traveler,
Oh, and by the way, Happy Birthday.
The Greatest Love Of All