Sunday, May 2, 2010

Strive to be that open book

Am I the book on the shelf that stays stubbornly shut, collecting dust, and whose treasures are hidden? Or am I the open book, lying on someone's lap, my pages turning, story unfolding, crinkled with love? Strive to be that open book.

At times, I am both the book and the nimble scribe. I cannot divorce writing from life nor life from writing. The act of writing to a writer is always more than a career. It’s always more than just what you do. It’s who you are and how you perceive meaning in life. That is why a writer says, “It is my vocation.”

The scribe is the story-teller, the thinker, the narrator, and the writer in me. The book is you and me and all of us characters who collide in the plot somehow. We are seekers and we are finders. Like an open book, our lives are meant to be read and witnessed as stories to others.

1 comment:

  1. As a lover of language and reading, this idea of our lives being books is fascinating and thrilling!

    What kind of book do we want to be? A romance, an adventure, an academic textbook? So many options lie before us--the world provides so many storylines, so many plot twists.

    Life viewed this way is something to look forward to, to catch glimpses of the story as it unfolds.

    Thank you, Christina, for being an open book. Your story is truly a witness to the fun, vibrant, faith-filled adventure that life in Christ truly is!