Being

We never know what we will become.

We only ever know what we are striving to be.

If we are lucky- we are graced to know who we are…

If we are not so lucky, then we are graced to experience the opportunity to have real faith.

Believing in the unseen is a key part to identity- afterall, we are always assuming that we are changing into another being.  Another form of ourselves.  A form not clearly displayed to us- this is faith.  Belief.  And if we are so striving and so aiming to live a life wherein that future form is desired… that is hope.

Hope drives us. Pushes us. Whispers direction into our ears.

Faith gives us the indomitable energy to accomplish the impossible feats that hope will inevitably demand.

Belief holds it all together- it translates this whole spiritual journey into a tangible expression for us and others to understand.  It is the word between worlds.  The binding adhesive between visible and invisible things. Belief.

Our identity, then, is a product of this belief, fueled by hope, and empowered by faith.  This then reveals the inherent danger in a broken spirit… The broken spirit in a man hopes for nothing, forsakes the faith, and believes nought but the worst- and because belief is that partisan connecting what is to what will be, all that manifests are the most horrid things.  Hope and Faith are safeguards- veritable checks and balances of a sort- for the potential of misappropriated belief… to keep you from Belief’s dark side while yet purging you of opaque obstructions to prepare you for its light.

We never know what we will become.

We only ever know what we are striving to be.

And it is in that place between striving and not knowing that some, who have learned to quiet their own souls and love their own selves with selfless humility, are able to identify who they are currently. It is a shifting fluid persona of some solid significance- one that will lose shape if grasped but will keep its evolving form if respectfully observed.

Hope drives us. Pushes us.  Whispers direction into our ears.  It possesses intimate knowledge of the future that it cannot share with us- only hint at suggestively.

Faith gives us the indomitable energy to accomplish the impossible feats that hope will inevitably demand.  Why?  Becomes impossibility is only a forward working force- Hope speaks to us from the place of fruition, and so only tells us what needs doing for it has no concept of either possibility or impossibility.  In Hope there is… and there is not.  Impossibility does not exist there, and thus, neither does possibility.

Belief… binds.  Visible and invisible.  Weakness and achievement.  Love and offense.  Heart and mind.  Soul and body.  Individual and community.  It translates this whole spiritual journey into a tangible expression for us and others to understand.  It is the word between worlds.  The binding essence of man unto God.

We never know what we will become.

We only ever know what we are striving to be.

Our only true possession is our identity…

So continually live out of the fullness of who you are, and what is to be…

Will.

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