Well, i admit here; right now, that I got sucked in to Oprah's final show. I am one of those that records shows that I suspect will be talked about, so I can watch them to reference and make my own opinions. So, I recorded Oprah's last show and when she got up and started an hour long "preach" about her 25 years, I kind of sort of may have done the slightest bit of an eye roll. Until I pushed my preconceived ideas aside and just started listening. She had some great things to say. She was inspirational and likeable and I especially liked her words about God and how he is an impactful part of her life. My ears perked up and I wanted to quote here what she said about God:
"I have felt the presence of God- my whole life - even when I didn't have a name for it. I could feel the voice bigger than myself. Speaking to me. All of us have that same voice. Be still and know it. You can acknowledge it or you can worship it, you can ignore it or you can know it. Know it. It's always there-speaking to you and waiting for you to hear it. In every move, in every decision I wait and I listen. I'm still, I wait and I listen for the guidance that's greater than my meager mind. The only time I've ever made mistakes is when I didn't listen. So what I know is GOD. IS. LOVE. God is life and your life is always speaking to you."
I wondered how Oprah would wrap up her show. I wondered what her "final words" would be. I was so pleased that she gave glory where it was deserved by saying "To God be the Glory" and that was it. She walked off stage leaving behind the 25 years she put in with her heart and soul.
So, love her, hate her, take her or leave her, her final show will have moved many to be greater than they ever imagined and I commend her route to the legacy she left.