Thursday, October 12, 2006

the Wound

In the clearing stands a boxer

And a fighter by his trade
And he carries the reminder
Of every glove that laid him down
and cut him til he cried out
in his anger and his shame,
"I am leaving,
I am leaving,"
But the fighter still remains.
-Simon & Garfunkel
"The Boxer"

a man is known by his trade. but on the inside, that man knows himself by something else. the hidden wounds define him, sometimes overcome him. but in the end we are what we are. i think all men are fighters... boxers... with scars and hurts masked by strength and testosterone. but out beauty if found in our strength... our strength comes from our DNA, put there for a reason by God himself.

the Lord heals the brokenhearted... heals our wounds...

while arming me with strength as he makes my way perfect.

real strength comes through honesty and integrity... not through muscle or bravado.


troy. said...

Yeah...and I would add submission to that list.

In fact, I would say the most powerful act ever displayed on this earth was one of submission.

Bryan said...

Hey Tim. I like the new look. Sorry I don´t have more time to read your blog now, but hopefully when we get our own place, we´ll have internet.