September 23, 2019
St. Pius of Pietrelcina
Writing into the Light
For there is nothing hidden that will not become visible, and nothing secret that will not be known and come to light.
It was strange. Twice within the space of a few days, two writers that I know, but who don't know each other, said to me something like, "Yes, this is what I'm working on now, but let me tell you about what I really want to write." So why weren't they putting their energies into the ideas that excited them? Different reasons: It wouldn't be what people were used to seeing from them, and might even anger regular readers. It was out of their own natural, easy comfort zone. They couldn't financially afford to set the tried-and-true aside. I encouraged them both, and my own conscience was jostled. I couldn't stop thinking--what truths am I passionate about that I am being called to bring into the light--and what's holding me back?
Jesus, give me courage to speak the truth you've given me.
- Amy Welborn
Ezra 1:1-6|Psalm 126:1-6|Luke 8:16-18