"... dust that dims"

If we feel frustrated in our efforts to be better, we may need a clearer view of ourselves and others.

"Why is it," we may sometimes ask ourselves, "that I don't do better, that I make so many mistakes, that I am not always the kind of person I really want to be, that I am not as good a person as I know I should be?" Instead of our becoming preoccupied by such questions, the main need may be to gain a clearer view, through prayer, of who we really are.

If you look through a window that has collected dust and dirt with the passage of time, you get an obscured view of what is on the other side. The colors appear faded, the objects are not distinct, the scene is drab. You simply are not able to view the scene as it really is. What do you do to get the true view? Very simple, you say! All you have to do is wash the dust from the window.

January 4, 1993

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