Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Aiming for Profundity

No, that title isn't from a Broadway show. I just really like the word "profundity."

I also like the concept. Being profound. Throughout my education, certain authors were referred to as profound. Kierkegaard. Camus. Milton. Swift. Emerson. Twain.

Please note that my name is not on that list.

Profundity requires deep thought and eloquent answers. I used to get profound and prolific mixed up. You can be prolific and never be profound. I'm afraid that's my destiny. My doom. To make a lot of noise and never actually say anything.

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. (I Corinthians 13:1)

OK, so he's not talking about blogging. He's talking about straight-up speaking in tongues. Actually, at the end of chapter 12 and the beginning of chapter 13, he's talking about all the gifts someone could have—and how none of them mean anything if you don't have love.

God is love. (I John 4:8)

I could be a very talented (insert whatever talent here), but if I don't have love—if I'm not doing it for the glory of God and with God's love in my heart—it's nothing.

I guess I shouldn't be hoping for my own profundity but admiring (and repeating) God's.

3 comments:

  1. Such a good reminder. I forget sometimes.

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  2. Thanks for the reminder. I think Christmas helps point us back to all He has done.

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  3. Once again, soul sister, we are so on the same page. I studied 1 Cor 13 in my Bible study this morning, specifically verse 1. ;0)

    I've been distracted by Thanksgiving, but I got your email. I was so excited! How do you think our "writing accountability" should work? Maybe we should schedule a phone call?? Email me your thoughts. :)

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