“We encounter so many on this journey, particularly on our path, that it is often overwhelming to know who we would even trust to hold our pen of our story when needed–you are one of few I would want writing my story.” Amber Knighting
I had to read that text several times to understand the deeper meaning behind her words. You can get to a place that you need someone to pick up your pen and remind you of “who you are” and “who you will become”. God gives us many friendships and acquaintances to endure and to enjoy life’s journey. Even an encounter with a stranger can turn our day around.
Who do you trust to hold your pen?
The next morning my meditation app shared the story of the woman who was publicly ridiculed. The religious people and community wanted her condemned and justice to be served. Jesus picked up her pen and called her in to love, not out. After the reading, the speaker challenged us to take the perspective of the religious leaders, Jesus, and the woman. Picturing them as the story was read, I was reminded of God’s way of love and compassion. He teaches us how to hold ourselves and others accountable while also seeking a place of love. How we speak, act, view the world around us matters more than we think.
Who did this woman have in her life to write her story? What was her story? Who can tell her story with love and grace interwoven throughout the memoir? Who can tell your story? As you answer that question, be thankful for those in your life who accept and love you for who you are and who you are becoming.
The flip side of this would be, “Whose story could you tell?” Are you a friend to others that Amber so eloquently shared in her quote above?
I’ll close with one of my favorite quotes from Maya Angelou:
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”