WE'RE ALL GLORIOUS TO SOMEONE
We may not feel like glorious beings but we are all glorious beings to someone or many someones.
Even a mentally limited couple I knew as a boy were glorious to each other. I remember so well when they would come by Joe Harding's grocery store at the top of the hill from where we lived at the end of the workday. . He had on a pair of overalls that were filthy from being worked in and she always had on dresses and sweaters that made her look fatter than she was. He always had snuff stains all around his mouth. Whatever kind of work they did sure made a mess of them. But they hit the door beaming. They had been glorious beings to each other for so long that they had come to realize they were glorious beings, period.
When they looked at each other it was like electricity. Any little touch and they lit up. Their affection for each other touched my heart. They had so much love and appreciation for each other that it bubbled out on me. I was just a young boy but I remember thinking, "They may not be Einsteins but they sure have something special."
Retarded persons experience a lot of rejection in their lives and when they find someone who loves them exactly as they are, they light up. It is amazing how complete acceptance from one person can make our light shine so brightly that a young boy sitting in a grocery store will be wowed.
I know another intellectually limited couple. He worked as a sack boy for over 50 years and his wife made a home. He didn't want her to work. He wanted her to be home when he got home and many days he had to walk home. The store was about three miles from the subsidized apartment where they lived (yes, government does a lot of good things).
One cold day I picked him up when I saw him walking far from his home and he was walking to the food stamp office, at least 10 miles from their home. He told me he often walked it when he couldn't get a ride.
They were as proud of each other as if he was a millionaire and she was a movie star. I walked in their home for a glass of tea one time when I had taken him somewhere and their apartment was spotless and smelled of home cooking. They sat at the table and held hands as we talked. Yes, they were glorious beings!
Now don't get the idea that we have to be intellectually limited to be glorious beings! Most glorious beings who are intelligent don't even know they are glorious beings unless someone tells them often enough that they start believing it. When it comes to seeing we are glorious beings we are all slow learners. We have been told to "be humble" and straining to be humble blows out your candle. We miss out on the joy and pleasure of being a glorious being.
Not realizing you are a glorious being does not mean you are humble. Humility is not putting yourself down. It is realizing your gloriousness and appreciating it but realizing every day how far you are from who, where and what you want to be. Especially when you look in your heart and see what flaccid love muscles you have. None of us have even scratched the surface of our infinite possibilities. Remember, "It doth not yet appear what we shall be."
Realizing you are a glorious being does not mean you have a big ego. It means you know God makes everyone very special in some way and that God only creates glorious beings. John said, "He is the Light that shines on everyone coming into the world." We are lit up from the beginning.
Perk up! It's the Lord's Day. Go out and shine for Him.