I am T

I am named. I am really just me. I have multiple identifiers. I have things I am and things I am not. There are people who talk good about me and those who talk ill of me. I have physical characteristics, mental characteristics, a spiritual journey, and an emotional quiry. If you add all of it together, you still don’t really know me. Although you might think you do.Image

What is it to really be known and to know? What is it when we are knighted as ourselves and cherished for our journey rather than our accomplishments or failures? When does that happen in our lives today? Why doesn’t it happen every day? Who is supposed to perform the ritualistic rite of passage?

It isn’t supposed to happen. There is no waiting for it to occur. There is no ceremony. No one cheers you on as you enter a room with rock music and fireworks. No one is there. Nietschke was right, “God is dead.” Unfortunately, we killed Him. We allowed that divine spark we are called to share with each other die in insecurity and expectations. We stifled the little light of ours afraid that we would use up all our oil. We prefer to stumble in the darkness of worldliness than squint into the rising light of Godliness.

ImageI am named by God Himself. I know it sounds either obvious or crazy to some people. But that is the applause and the fireworks we are all given. If I can just let myself squint into the light for a brief moment, I will see the God seeping out between the tightly clenched fingers of those around me. I will hear the roar of God’s Love in the whispers of friends. I will feel God hugging me with the arms of others, delight will show in the laughter of kids, and serenity will calm the inevitable storms.

You are named.


About iamnamed

I am a sojourner. I bumble and stumble on this journey. I have found it very cathartic to write down thoughts of my journey and I am thrilled your path has crossed mine, even if it is just briefly. I write for me, but enjoy company on this journey of Happy Destiny. Thanks for trudging on with me.
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5 Responses to I am T

  1. Great post T., and so true brother.

  2. Rosa says:

    So,so good…thank you!

  3. Susan Thomas says:

    Love this! So glad you’re sharing your writing with us again!

  4. Debbie says:

    Great thoughts T! I think we can’t fully know anyone until we let our self be known to ourself. That is the journey. You have done an amazing work in teaching us who follow you how to cherish you for your journey. You have opened yourself to the public discriminating eye and laid out your process of becoming. You are brave and inspiring in the insight you reveal and in the way you accept each discovery of who you are and who you are not. Maybe it is much easier to cherish from a distance when the outcomes have less direct impact on our lives. Either way it makes me want to enhance my own journey of becoming and to offer love and support as you continue yours.

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