Shakespeare said it best with his remark from Shylock, "If you prick me, do I not bleed." We all at times have felt pain. The wanting to be loved, cherished, and comforted when our defenses are low. It's why I think I can personally relate to Esther, the biblical hero. Esther to me is vulnerable, exposed, naked for the world to see. At first, her true self hidden by her lies of deception. She was as some might describe as, "a diamond in the rough." Through the encouragement of loved ones, she eventually found her voice, her reason for being. Esther gave of herself to the King in order to save her people from whatever indignities the king could bestow on them.
Esther by Diane McGarel
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