The First Electronic Church of America
S A I N T S &
B I R T H D A Y P A G E
March 10, 1997
Clare Boothe Luce. Clare was a magazine editor and a playwright before she met and married the founder of Time, Life, and Fortune magazine. She worked for Vogue and Vanity Fair, and her 1936 play, "The Women," about divorcees on the loose in Reno, was a hit on Broaday. It also made a pretty good movie. She was a smart and confidant young woman; her husband's money and connections made it possible for her to parlay those qualities into political success. She became a bright, outspoken Congressperson from Connecticut from 1943 to 1947, and, from 1953 to 1956 (during the Eisenhower Administration) ambassador to Italy. It is possible she campaigned for that job because she was a convert to Catholicism and figured that the U.S. needed a staunch Catholic in Rome. In any event, she was the first woman ambassador ever appointed to a major foreign capital. She was born March 10, 1903 in New York City and died Oct. 9, 1987, 84 years young, still a voracious reader, still a lively and opinionated confidant of business and political leaders on the right.
Model: Clare's intelligence, which she never hid under a bushel. Young people, particularly you young women out there, here's where you can recall the words of Nelson Mandela, delivered at his inauguration in 1994: Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Your Birthday Today:
Sticks and stones. You are a sensitive person, easily hurt by the words of others. You want nothing more than to live in peace. If you experienced a traumatic childhood due to an abusive or overly strict parent, you may often escape to your own emotional space, detached from others.
Empathy. Because you are so sensitive, you feel the peaks and valleys of life more strongly, and thus turn inward to explore yourself. This inner development leads to empathy for the downtrodden and to a service-oriented career or maybe a saint-like compassion for others. As a parent, beware of becoming overprotective and clinging.
Walk all over you. Your highly-developed
emotional side brings acceptance and passivity but may forfeit willpower
and mental toughness. You may drift or stand still, not having the backbone
to stand up and change your circumstances. Surrounding yourself with comfortable
things and people, especially in old age, you may block yourself from new
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