Thursday, May 3, 2012
Five Minute Fridays. Real
When I think of real…the Velveteen Rabbit comes to mind…
And this dialog says it all.
"What is REAL?" asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender, before Nana came to tidy the room. "Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?"
"Real isn't how you are made," said the Skin Horse. "It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real."
"Does it hurt?" asked the Rabbit.
"Sometimes," said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. "When you are Real you don't mind being hurt."
"Does it happen all at once, like being wound up," he asked, "or bit by bit?"
"It doesn't happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”
Oh isn’t this true…it takes time to become our realist self. Oh yes…we have to touch pain that we have kept hidden…we can’t continue to be careful…
it doesn’t matter what we lose in the process…because we gain so much.
For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it. Matthew 16:25
And once we are made real in Him…we don’t see the ugly…
we see the beauty in ourselves…therefore we will see the beauty in others.
Truly knowing we are loved by the Father, transforms us to live real and free.
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Posted by Ro Elliott at 11:38 PM