Auther Sallie McFague tells us, “We are distant cousins to the stars and near relations to the oceans, plants, and all other living creatures on our planet.” This beautiful metaphor is actually backed up by by solid science.
Astromony professor Chris Impey says, “…carbon, nitrogen and oxygen atoms in our bodies, as well as atoms of all other heavy elements, were created in previous generations of stars over 4.5 billion years ago. Because humans and every other animal as well as most of the matter on Earth contain these elements, we are literally made of star stuff.”
What can this mean for us if we take it back to metaphor?
It means that in order to reach for the stars we only need to reach within ourselves.
This Sunday, look within yourself as you seek to live out your passionate dreams and glorious goals. Everything you need is already within you. Now is your time to shine!