Le blog de la Bergerie                         Sharing the faith . . . in English . . . et en français!
There is one thing that helps me tremendously, every time it happens, and it is, on those difficult mornings where I look at myself in the mirror and feel overwhelmed by negative and belittling thoughts, then I remember this particular thing and put it in practice immediately, I stare at myself and I tell myself "But He loves me!"… For that matter the knowledge that "He loved me first!" is so encouraging and so liberating, I can't tell you enough how big of a change it brings in me, the mirror becomes a window on my life and the world, on all the beauty and goodness and fairness out there waiting for me to participate and to contribute, and my soul is filled with gratitude, my heart with courage, and my mind is steadied with peace.
Photo credits: all photos are mine, all flowers are
from the French Alps:
Slide 1: flowers in the Vallée du Haut Giffre;
slide 2: the loveliness of a toddler!;
slide 3: St Cecilia's church in San Francisco;
slides 4 and 5: flowers in the Vallée du Haut Giffre in various seasons;
slide 6: Vitrail du Sacré Cœur, église de Sainte Madeleine Sixt;
slide 7: Arc en ciel, Vallée du Haut Giffre;
slide 8: Dalle de verre, Cathedral of St Mary of the Assumption, San Francisco;
slide 9: Ocean Beach, San Francisco.