Just today I found myself telling someone that they were awesome. I also said they reminded me of someone in my family. I then felt like I needed to clarify:
“That’s not to say you aren’t awesome in your own right! But I wonder if any of us are awesome in our own right… We are awesome only among others… (don’t mean to ramble on… I get analytical when I write…) Anyways, You’re Awesome!”
If God made us in His likeness as “persons”, created to live among webs of relationships so that to be a perfect person is still to be incomplete without others, then are we truly awesome by ourselves? (more on Kinlaw to come : ) ) It seems that our awesomeness is only found outside ourselves. (I am only brain-storming here, that’s how I process things, talking/writing them through…) I am not saying that there isn’t awesomeness in us. God made us awesome. But were Adam and Eve really awesome in their Fall? I think they lost their awesomeness. I think we have a mindset in the West that’s so “Self” focused. Awesomeness is realized in the context of other-oriented relationships. We are awesome because someone says so. We are awesome because we are made to say others are awesome. What is my definition of awesomeness? I think it’s simply goodness. Sorry reader, I don’t want to blind you with my rays of pure awesomeness. But it’s ok, there’s no charge for awesomeness. : ) Hey, this is not a complete thought or post. Comment and ask a question. This is just a normal peach tree, no inTIMidation.