Monday, June 27, 2005

Secrecy

I wonder...if everyone knew all our secrets, would we all be broken or relieved? Probably.

12 comments:

XPURITANX said...

I THINK IT MAY BE GOOD CUZ THEN THERE'D BE NO MORE PRETENDING...BUT THEN I COULDNT HIDE...THAT WOULD SUCK

HSD said...

Yeah, I know. But then, what need would there be to hide? No one's any better or worse than anyone else, and no one has an excuse...so I guess we'd all know the worst and forgive each other, right? Huh. Riiight. 'Cause that's the way we think, too. Great, now I'm sounding like my little sister. Not that that's all a bad thing...

XPURITANX said...

SO WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE REST OF THE POSTS? BY THE WAY MY DEPRESSION DARKNES KEEPS ME GOING HAVING A SISTER LIKE JAMI; I FIGURED YOU WOULD GET IT...THANX FOR WRITTING!

XPURITANX said...

ARE YOU STILL UP? IS JAMI STILL UP CUZ IF SHE IS TELL HER TO CHECK HER E-MAIL AND REPLY! THANX

NSD said...

Secrets have a nasty way of defining our lives. Sometimes they make us feel almost prideful in that we know something everyone else doesn’t. Sometimes they make us feel a sense of hopelessness when they convince us no one could possibly understand us without knowing the secrets we won’t share.

John 3:19 seems appropriate:
This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God."

HSD said...

You are here! Come to think of it, I read that passage a few weeks ago...I'll see if I can find where I scribbled my thoughts on that....be right back.

HSD said...

No, it was more than a few weeks ago...but it seemed that it was more recently, so I guess that means I thought about it more than I thought I did.

These were my thoughts:

"This light, in its illumination, not only reveals to us our own evil, but exposes it for all to see. For this reason in our unregenerated state we hate the light of God and seek to hide ourselves from Him. Yet those whom He redeems glory in the light, not fearing to be exposed--because their life is protected by the imparted holiness of God. [Rather], they want to be exposed, that He might have the glory for the truth that He has worked in them...

...So far away am I now, hiding from [God], hiding in and from the lies I have created and the confusion that has grown in me because of them....i have nothing to say. defeat me. make me to see and know and live by [the] truth..."

nsd said...

A (somewhat) random and vague thought: You run, and run, and run, and yet do you find that you are any farther from a chance to simply submit your soul to God than when you began? The nice thing about light is it's easy to find in the darkness. That is a vague statement, but beautifully true I think.

Shii said...

I think it's good to be broken. It hurts, but you can't feel if you don't hurt. You can't do anything if you don't hurt. You become a slab of marble....with eyes.

That was random.

XPURITANX said...

I'LL TAKE THE SLAB...ILOVE BEING IN PAIN!

HSD said...

"nsd", you've got your letters mixed again--though I think intentionally... but yes, that's beautifully true, not at all vague, and exactly what I needed to hear.

Jolie--random, perhaps, but a great metaphor, if metaphor was the word I wanted. Also beautifully true.

TJ--that was just disturbing. And somehow I believe it...because sometimes I think I'm the same way.

HSD said...

ok, too many comments for such a short post. moving on, everybody?