“We put on our stories before our clothes.” William Wenthe

This morning I find that @WritingSisters on Twitter have posted a quote from the poet William Wenthe. Wenthe writes in his poem, “Water Dish,” the following:

“We put on our stories / before our clothes.”

We put on our stories before our clothes. The line deeply resonates as I’ve completed a Bible study of Ephesians that asks readers to carefully consider the stories they tell themselves regarding the seven most important verbs of Ephesians: included, chosen, seated, renewed, filled, strengthened, and proclaiming.

I think about what story I’m telling about who God is, who I am, what I’m doing, why, and even how. I put on these narratives each new day, and I want them to remain the right, true story.

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