I am in love with this book…I received it for Christmas from Doodle and Harvey. It took me twenty minutes to read it the first time… fifteen to read it a second time and then 30 minutes to reflect and absorb the simple truths about life and love that ” slammed” my spiritual awareness into high gear!
Author, illustrator, and gifted observer of life’s illusive truths, Charlie Mackesy starts the book out with this insightful comment.
Yes… we “wingless” angels on earth all end up ” winging” our way through life and constantly terrified others will find out the real truth inside of us-we are lost, uncertain, timid, and playing a role, acting out scenes, to be the person we want to project but… our life story is fiction-not reality.
This train of thought…reminds me of the famous comment President Franklin Roosevelt made to one of the most influential actors of his generation, Orson Welles, while fishing in the pond around Warm Springs, Georgia-the Presidential Retreat. FDR looked Orson right in the eye and said, ” You and I are the two best actors in America!”
Haven’t we all felt that way , especially while transitioning from academics to new careers to relationships, family and community expectations? We lament ” If people only knew the real me… what would they think… would they still love me?”
And through grace … isn’t God constantly trying to reassure us that He loves us just as we are… as a father to his child?
There is something about this captivating book that reminds me of Winnie the Pooh and all his friends… how their conversations include simple but powerful truths! Perhaps that is why I was so quickly drawn into its circle of love. Immensely uplifting!
So until tomorrow,,,
“Yes,” said the horse.
“And you still love me?”
” We love you all the more.”
Today is my favorite day-Winnie the Pooh
As Christmas draws to a close… isn’t that the best gift of all… we are loved in spite of ourselves!