I CAN RECOGNIZE the divine flame easily in my children; they so transparently bear the image of God as they display holiness from within and without. It is harder for me to remember that I too carry the divine flame. I may not leap with my body, but my heart leaps with joy when I encounter the presence of the Lord. As I celebrate the spark in my children, I am learning to celebrate and nurture it within me.
This Life That Is Ours: Motherhood As Spiritual Practice
From page 61-62 of This Life That Is Ours: Motherhood As Spiritual Practice by Lauren Burdette. Copyright © 2019 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. Learn more about or purchase this book.
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So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
—Genesis 1:27, NRSV
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Here I am, Lord.
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