Alive: 47 Days of Lent, Day 5

Alive: There you are

There you are

Free from ambition,

from the desire to please,

free from striving and straining

and the need to succeed; 

free from the rat race,

from the struggle to be first,

free from grasping and clutching

and the ego’s desperate thirst;

free from vanity,

from wearing a false face,

free from image and status

and pride’s fruitless chase;

free from possessions,

from diluting life with stuff,

free from others saying

that you aren’t enough;

free from your past,

from any bruise or scar,

free from guilt, free from shame – 

there you are.

Author: Gideon Heugh, Tearfund

Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God

John 1:12 NIV

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