Angel in the Marble

It was Michelangelo who said:

“Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it. I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”

Often I feel like a dense block of stone and act like one too! Especially when I forget who I really am – that there is beauty and an “angel” within. Do you and I believe that?  And whatever “sanctification” means, it must be something like this – removing everything in us that is not really us.  God sees who we really are.  If only we had eyes to see the same in ourselves and others.

And as Paul Coelho said:

“Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about un-becoming everything that isn’t really you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place.”

The words that have been coming to me lately that summarize spiritual change and transformation are:

This post has to do with identity. Understanding and embracing who we are in Christ. Not believing what our ego tells us about who we are but being set free by knowing the truth. It is a radical notion and possibly heretical to believe that we are and remain as God created us – perfect, whole and complete. But one of the keys to healing is to remember who we are.

Remember, remember, remember.

For God sees and God knows and God remembers and slowly removes through his spirit and with out trust and cooperation all that is not us so that we may become more and more who he created us to be. We become a new creation, which is the original creation where the old and gone and the new has come.

I exclaim with Soren Kierkegaard this truth – “And now with God’s help I shall become myself.”

Thank you God that you are removing all that is not the real me and setting me free to be who I really am.

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