Inspired: Stories Of Origin

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Origin stories tell us who we are, where we come from, and what the world is like.  We gather these stories from lots of sources, from our families, our communities, our culture, our faith traditions.  Not all of these stories are life-affirming or hope-filled. Not all of them lead us towards wholeness. Some of them were told to us through the lenses of patriarchy and colonialism.  Some of them contain family demons that still seek to control our self-understanding.  

Part of our maturation, spiritually and psychologically, is the process of embracing some origin stories while rejecting others. Our work is one of selective remembrance.  

Scripture: Genesis 1