i drove home from a long work week with my dad the other day and we listened to music and talked about purpose. what is purpose? why do we need it? why does the human soul crave it? why is purpose blurred out like a censored face in a photo in our society?
"Do you hear Lady Wisdom calling? Can you hear Madame Insight raising her voice? She’s taken her stand at First and Main, at the busiest intersection. Right in the city square where the traffic is thickest, she shouts,“You—I’m talking to all of you, everyone out here on the streets...Don’t miss a word of this—I’m telling you how to live well, I’m telling you how to live at your best." proverbs 8
purpose in the busy streets and within the noise-- shouting to be heard. something you have to actually l i s t e n for, or you'll miss. i want to raise a megaphone to her lips and turn up her volume because we a l l have purpose. each and every one of us. we are here for a reason, and these words are not elegant or poetic and in fact i am pretty drained rn but i mean them. because it's true.
i've printed words from this blog and cut them out and taped them to my wall to remind me. the latest, this excerpt from Sami's post about the labyrinth:
i love that when i'm sitting here at my desk, tired and ripping my hair out over something, or tormenting myself with my own thoughts, i can turn to my left and see that hanging there.
but this post isn't to talk about me. i wanted to put it out there that we are here for you guys. i have friends whom this has been a though month for so far. some of us are going through some stuff, and maybe one of those people is you. maybe you're going through something, maybe something that you don't even talk to anyone about, maybe something that isn't even a huge, physical problem, but it's something that really bothers you. i want you to know that we're here for you. that burning youth is a thing only because there are a lot of us with messy heads-- you are not the only one. we are in this together.
i want to pray for you. we want to pray for you. and if you don't want to talk about it, that's totally ok, but we would love for you to know that we're praying for you. leave us a comment and talk to us if you have a specific prayer request. we would love to pray with you. know that we're here, we're ok, we're keeping on.
love you guys