Stained Glass

“People are like a stained-glass window.
They sparkle and shine when the sun is out.”

~ Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Most of us are very concerned about revealing the so-called stains on our lives.  We are constantly trying to hide our scars and wrinkles with cosmetics, plastic surgery, and medications.  We try a variety of other therapies both physical and psychological to remove the stains.  The truth is we are hiding what makes us unique because we are afraid of being different and being noticed.

Why do we hide our wounds when we know that everyone is wounded?  Why deny what makes us unique?  My teachers are those who make no effort to hide their stains, scars, and wrinkles.  They step forward and are as whole as anyone I have ever met.  They know their true self, the immortal, ever beautiful self.

When I meet those who are unique because of their stains, I see works of art.  When we do not hide from the light by drawing our shades, all of us become stained-glass windows through which God can shine with a beautiful hue.

Go forth into the world and like a crystal create a rainbow with the light reflected by your life!

– Bernie