Capacity

I read this today and liked it, so thought I’d save it here:

“Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that will never be again. And what do we teach our children? We teach them that two and two make four, and that Paris is the capital of France. When will we also teach them what they are?

We should say to each of them: Do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you. Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, the way you move.

You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything. Yes, you are a marvel. And when you grow up, can you then harm another who is, like you, a marvel?

You must work, we must all work, to make the world worthy of its children.”

—Pablo Casals, Spanish Cellist (quote taken from this blog: http://stephanieklein.com/)

It’s funny, I think maybe we need to tell each other this more sometimes – just to be reminded, and believe it again. I’m thankful I had parents who truly believed that I “have the capacity for anything”.

So when I read quotes like this, or sit and do a morning Bible study, I’m retold the story of my own identity and reminded of that of others. What a gift.

And maybe…just maybe…if I believe this all over again each day…and remind those around me more each day…then my own little marvel will know in her precious heart who she truly is and that she too has “the capacity for anything”.

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