Liberating Our Sovereignty

Becoming a Sun

by David Karchere

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This Week’s Quotation:

It is the guileless Arthur who, at first, draws the sword from the stone with no audience and no fanfare. The sword is found in a block of cold marble, sitting in the churchyard at Christmastime. What is that cold marble from which anyone has to claim their sovereignty? It is the stony human heart, without compassion and frozen by fear. Only the compassion that inspires us to serve can melt the stony heart and transform it, so that it gives us our sovereign power. Only the melted human heart gives us the virility and the fertility to truly serve our world and the people in it.

Becoming a Sun p. 174

Liberating Our Sovereignty

David Karchere
Author, Becoming a Sun

The image of the sword in the cold stone of the churchyard has captured the imagination of people around the world for centuries. Even more compelling is the picture of young King Arthur, freeing the sword from its stone encasement.


For centuries, stories have portrayed Arthur as innocent and guileless. Here, he is simply finding a replacement for his stepbrother’s broken sword, not realizing that this act will lead to his own coronation.

The stepbrother pretends that he pulled the sword from the stone. But the truth wins, and Arthur is crowned king.

So it is in life. In our innocent devotion to service, our heart warms and melts. And we liberate the natural sovereignty encased within us.

What does it mean to become a sun?

Every human being is already a sun on the inside—a being of intense love and light. The difference is that some people have the vision and courage to become a sun on the outside. This difference is our human destiny.

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Indrian Safka Fauzi
Indrian Safka Fauzi
December 17, 2021 3:42 am

Amen! Thanks for the enlightment!

Jane Anetrini
Jane Anetrini
December 13, 2021 5:02 pm

Sovereignty is rarely linked with humility and yet it is the only way it is truly known. Arrogance and self-righteousness will knock the crown off a person’s head. We see the world with different vision when we are in service. We see the opportunity for love to flow and begin to know the privilege of being with the people who are in our life.

December 10, 2021 7:04 pm

Beautiful – So it is in life. In our innocent devotion to service, our heart warms and melts. And we liberate the natural sovereignty encased within us.

Jerry Kvasnicka
Jerry Kvasnicka
December 10, 2021 5:55 pm

The holiday season is certainly a perfect time of the year to let whatever coldness exists in my heart warm to the Christ Spirit rising in me and then brought to the field for which I am responsible.

December 10, 2021 5:38 pm

Amen to this!

Dorian Black
Dorian Black
December 10, 2021 7:33 pm
Reply to  Jeannie

Beautiful — and so true!

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