Monday, March 16, 2009

Through No Virtue of Her Own

It's easier for me to explain why a failure isn't my fault.  It's harder for me to admit that some successes have nothing to do with my ability.  That's why the phrase "through no fault of my own" comes naturally to me, while I've never used the phrase "through no virtue of my own."

Naturally.  Hmmm... I don't like to admit the fact that that witch -- my old nature -- is good at cackling at all the wrong things, is good at grasping at pleasure and destroying it with her claws, and is so good at deceiving that she's deceived herself.  Then there's that new nature.  That nature that's becoming like Christ, and laughs her head off at the things that God finds funny, that holds everything gently and carefully because she realizes it's all God's, and neither deceives or is deceived. 

So which nature is going to win?


api said...

The Godly one my dear. We can know this because we know the One who loves us so much that He is willing to help us be the women we were made to be. That is true love. That is the hope (the knowing joy of something great coming) that lives within us!

LOVe, mom

eve said...

Love you, Mom!!!