What A Daring Thing

16 Oct

“I am grateful that I started writing at a very early age, before I realized what a daring thing it is to do, to set down words on paper, to attempt to tell a story, create characters. We have to be braver than we think we can be, because God is constantly calling us to be more then we are, to see through the plastic sham to living, breathing, reality and to break down our defenses of self-protection in order to be free to receive and give love.”-Madeleine L’Engle, Walking On Water


She knew a little bit about bravery.  A Wrinkle In Time was rejected 26 times, and then when it was finally published, went on to win a Newbery Medal.

If we are  going to create anything meaningful, we are going to be misunderstood, made fun of, rejected, and even hated.

The forces that come against a creative work are often directly proportional to how much impact that work will have on the world.

But we won’t stay there forever.

Every mother knows the labor pains are worth all the love and beauty you will soon hold in your arms.

“Be brave! Have courage! Don’t fear! Do what you think you  ought to do, even if it’s nontraditional. Be open. Be ready to change.”

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3 Responses to “What A Daring Thing”

  1. georgefloreswrite October 16, 2011 at 3:33 pm #

    This post was something I needed to hear today. Very nice! Thank you.

    • brookeluby October 17, 2011 at 9:44 am #

      I am glad it encouraged you. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  2. bardessdmdenton October 17, 2011 at 12:21 pm #

    Very encouraging. Thank you for sharing.

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