OPEN A CLEARING

Today’s Prayer to Passage will be from the book ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ by Harper Lee.

Today I pray, “Dear God, How do we best attract one’s openness and honesty when we know within our own truth that we may not bring about such honesty for another; when we know that their present lesson to be learned is the lesson of allowing their own honesty and openness on their own terms? Amen.”

Following my prayer, I held the closed book in my hands and opened it to this passage on page:

“Best way to clear the air is to have it all out in the open.”
—HARPER LEE

I had another good laugh-out-loud telephone conversation with my mother today. She told me, in wise mother fashion, “You need to show enough respect for yourself to be the one who is honest if something is frustrating you.” This is true. If I wait for someone else’s honesty to arrive, stirring with irritation turned near distress, I am not a stand for my own right to receive honesty and openness from others. And I am left wondering with a busy brain. And my brain doesn’t have room for that kind of busyness. I have taken enough powerful action in my life that this incident will be the last sort of situation to trip me up now. And so, on to openness that clears the air for more of the good life….

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