Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Take THAT, Barbie!

One of my dear ones gave me a book today entitled "Love Poems from God: Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West." A fount of loveliness. My lunch companions and I were paging through it, and M found the following, which is attributed to St. Catherine.

I know that there's a lot of dieting going on throughout the RevGals, and I'm part of it. Healthy choices are wonderful and life-giving; sometimes they're truly transformative. BUT, I submit the following to you, Sisters, for those days when you hit a plateau and are feeling badly about it. A helpful counterweight to those feelings of "heaviness." It's called "Your Hair, Your Face."

What is it
you want to change?
Your hair, your face, your body?
Why?

For God is
in love with all those things
and he might weep
when they are
gone.

3 comments:

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

That is beautiful. Thanks for sharing it.

Songbird said...

Thank you, thank you.

FranIAm said...

Oh my - that is amazing and so needed today.

And every day...