“The meek man cares not at all who is greater than he, for he has long ago decided that the esteem of the world is not worth the effort.”
What I would give to be like a child, an innocent carefree soul that lives out his conviction without hesitation. I’d be rash and impulsive, stubborn and emotional, but there are such authentic and natural qualities that embeds itself into the fabric of a child’s character that I can only envy.
In my eyes, diplomacy has made the “grown up” custom to lukewarm stances. I believe that it is possible to allow tolerance and diplomacy to drown out our inner conviction. We save-face long enough to allow our facad to become our image. And let me tell you, if our image to the world outweighs our actual conviction inside, what good is it to have an inner voice?
As I have said in my past few blogs, our problem is that we care too much about what others think. Our calculations of risk and public opinion paralyze us from moving forward in the direction of where God wants us to go.
My current solution… perceive Faith as a child would :). There is great wisdom in the clarity, innocence and trust of a child.