Rise Out of Self-pity

When Alice in Wonderland fell down the rabbit hole, she became involved in a series of frustrating activities. Finally, when nothing seemed to be going right, she began to cry. Soon her tears had created a pond in which, eventually, she had to swim to stay afloat.

Do we sometimes find ourselves immobilized by self-pity? We long to get rid of our difficulty but, feeling sorrier and sorrier for ourselves, we seem to get deeper and deeper into our dilemma.

Who are we feeling sorry for? Is it the real man, made in God's likeness, or the material self we seem to be?

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"A name which is above every name"
June 26, 1971

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