What You Are
Sometimes I agree with Ralph Waldo Emerson: “What you are shouts so loudly that I cannot hear what you are saying.”
Many years ago when I was in Seminary, I was talking with a teacher of mine, protesting loudly, “I just don’t want to be a wave-maker.”
She stopped in her tracks, and looked down at me dumbstruck. Finally she replied, “Whyever not? That is what you are!”
Truthfully, she did hear what I was saying, but what I was (and am) was shouting very loudly. My teacher spoke such truth to me in her instinctive response that I walked around for a week with the word wave-maker careering through my brain. I’m sure I muttered it aloud every once in a while as well. “Wave-maker? Hmm. I’m a wave-maker.”
Well, of course, I’m a wave-maker, Beloved.
What are you?
Seeds XIV, 36