THURMAN’S CORNER – 7/25/21
A Sense of Self
What a priceless gift is memory! We have the amazing power to carry along with us, moment by moment, a vast accumulation of things done, of experiences lived through, of skills and techniques that have long since been learned by heart and put aside to be brought promptly into play on demand … The next time you feel that life is mean or completely evil and that there is no good in it for you or anyone else, try this: make a list of some of the beautiful things you have seen, the breathlessly kind things people have done for you without obligation, the gracious moments that have turned up in the week’s encounters. Memory is one of God’s great gifts to the human spirit without which neither life nor experience could have any meaning. Moreover, without it we could not be human beings.
From his book “Deep Is The Hunger”