What Lack I Yet?

Each of us are asked to sacrifice something different even if the item in question is the same. Things have different meanings to different people. What is important to me might not be important to you. Associations and value are not universal, they can’t be and still exist within the diversity of our planet and the peoples living on it.

But one thing is the same no matter what, the desire to return to the place that we come from.

And so we each of us ask at one point or another in our lives, “What lack I yet? What can I do to return to the place of peace, even temporarily?”

The answer is the same for all of its diversity, “You must sacrifice something equal in value.”

Only two people can tell what is equal to the value of what we desire. One is yourself, knowing it even if you deny knowing it. The other? That One that you asked the question of in the first place.

We don’t always have the faith or courage to give what we asked for in the first place even if we had enough to ask. Just because we don’t respond in kind the first time or even the hundredth time doesn’t mean that we still can’t should we decide to change at some other undisclosed point in our lives. And it is a choice because even when we don’t think we are making a choice we are.

We are and that is what is most important.

Faith or courage mean nothing if they are forced because they can’t be true if they are forced. Feelings, spirits, souls, whatever you want to call is, don’t work like that. They can’t. They weren’t designed to be able to do that and have it mean anything.

When we ask what we lack yet in order to find a place of peace it is more than just courage asking, it is humility because we can see that we are missing something in the first place.

We can be humble enough to ask, but are we brave enough to accept the answer and follow it?

In the end, that is the real question in “What Lack I Yet?”

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About martha0stout

I like to read and write and hang out with my family and friends. I currently live on a farm and all that such a living entails.
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