Quote Reflection: The waters are rising Catherine Booth
“The waters are rising, but so am I. I am not going under, but over.” ~Catherine Booth
Catherine Booth was co-founder of the Salvation Army with her husband William Booth. While her husband was known as the first General of the Salvation Army; she was known as the Mother of the Salvation Army. It was general unacceptable for women to speak in adult meetings in this time period; Catherine challenged this social norm. She often led meetings and preached independently from her husband. She was considered a dynamic preacher and wrote several texts in the late 1800s. She made this quote in a message that she sent to her friends toward the end of her life.
Points of Reflection for this week
- What is the most pressing obstacle/difficulty/problem that you are facing today.
- Can you identify what, if anything, is impeding your successful negotiating of this obstacle.
- One key message of this quote is the idea of hope. The waters are rising, but so is the speaker. She is not succumbing to the situation, she is passing over it. What is one action that you can take to help remind you to maintain hope is a stressful or difficult time in your life?
- Who or what do you have in your support network that you can rely on when you going through difficult situations?
- Who or what do you need to add to your support network to aid in your ability to weather through difficulties?
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