On the Occasion of the 387th Anniversary
"...So I want to ask- what builds the self-confidence which enables a vision to take root and flourish? Many things, I think, actually- things like trust among members and with ministers, things like a worship life and spiritual practice that grows the soul. The thing I want to lift up this morning is self-knowledge. Think for a moment of someone you know who knows himself, or herself, or their-self very well. Don’t you feel good in their presence, for there is an ease to them, a quiet self-confidence. Are they not like a tree with deep roots, Grounded and flexible, with no need to be anyone other than who they are? I have observed that the more one knows oneself, the better able we are to make good decisions, and to live worthy lives...."
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