30 March 2010

Good Words: William Stringfellow

From A Keeper of the Word: Selected Writings of William Stringfellow, Stringfellow, a white Harvard Law educated lawyer,  writes about being himself in East Harlem:

"In order that my life and work there should have integrity, I had to be and to remain whoever I had become as a person before coming there.  To be accepted by others, I must first of all know myself and accept myself and be myself wherever I happen to be.  In that way, others are also freed to be themselves."

May we be free to accept ourselves and be ourselves so that others could also be free to be themselves.

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