Yesterday I was able to get a couple of pieces of plywood that can be used for a project I’m working on. The wood is damaged in places and will require me to cut away the the deteriorating and dilapidated portions to make use of the good.
I can relate to the wood. As a whole; there are parts of me that are unsightly and useless. I can be selfish, shallow and sinful. I want things my way, on my timetable and too often my mind, emotions and spirit aren’t focused outwardly but on inward desires.
As I’ve walked, crawled, the path of wisdom and truth these parts of me are slowly being cut away, albeit a little at a time. There is good within but ego, greed, prejudice, judgement, the damaged parts of my true self must be disposed of to be useful and maybe one day; holy.
It’s not easy.The blade of wisdom and truth is sharp but the alternative; decay and death, would be a far worse fate.