Yesterday I mused about becoming. Sometimes in my prayers, I say something like "Please help me become kinder." Or, "please help me become less judgmental." And so on.
The trouble is, as I mentioned in yesterday's post, I don't want to do the work to become. I just want to be. The writer in me recognizes that the word "be" is a passive word, while the word "come" is an active one. If I "come," I am in motion. If I "be," I am stationary. That same writer knows that using an active word is just about always better than using a passive one.
So there I am. Stuck between passive and active, between being and becoming. Being doesn't take much thinking. I can lie around like third base. Becoming, however, takes some thought and some doing. Becoming takes wanting to be more than I am. Becoming takes wanting to be what the Savior wants.
Joy for today: wanting to become.