I've been reading a book that is summarizing my journey these past couple of years. It's like the footnotes version to my life of learning, discovery, and freedom. It's been a refreshing read and at many points a good reminder. It's called, "The Crossroads of Should and Must: Find and Follow Your Passion," by Elle Luna.
Today I read a line that gripped me as gospel truth: "We each have unique potential given to us at birth, but whether or not we cultivate it is entirely up to us. In its purest sense, Must is why we are here to begin with, and choosing it is the journey of our lives."
We are each given a divine gift to give the world, but it takes work to uncover it from the sin and muck of our worlds and families. And as we give it, we inspire others to do the same. It's what Jesus did. He had a gift, cultivated it, and gave himself so we could be free to do the same for ourselves and others. The ripple expands. Beautiful. Beautiful. Beautiful.