One of my favourite authors writes:
“If I thought I had to say it better than anybody else, I’d never start. Better or worse is immaterial. The thing is that it has to be said, by me. We each have to say it, to say it in our own way. Not of our own will, but as it comes out through us. Good or bad, great or little: that isn’t what human creation is about. It is that we have to try.”
– Madeleine L’Engle, A Circle of Quiet
Each of us has to reflect that part of the image of God we were designed to reflect; without us – polished and burnished to our highest degree – creation is not complete. We each have to mirror – not one another, not even the image of God we see in one another but God’s self, as God appears to us, each in our own way.
“Perhaps what we are called to do may not seem like much, but the butterfly is a small creature to affect galaxies thousands of light years away.”
– Madeleine L’Engle, A Stone for a Pillow