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Rev. Ken's Devotional for September 24, 2020

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
― Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I’ve been advised to ‘beware, everyone is living their own great struggle’. This reality walks hand in hand with Maya Angelou’s  words.

Many of us are quite timid to tell our story. There have been times when we have revealed ourself and have been quickly shut up because other persons stories are so vital to their sense of survival, they cannot hear any deviation from what they consider convention- themselves.

But I encourage you to “damn the torpedoes” and go full-speed ahead in sharing who you are with the world. Not in an obnoxious way, but in a way that can alleviate other’s fears and worries, or to provide common ground for others to feel welcome to do the same. In doing so we can all begin to open to a world greater than ourselves.

What might be your great struggle? What story remains untold within you?

My ear and my heart remains open.

Rev. Ken


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