Imagine if you knew a pure-hearted and noble human being, whose soul was snow white in virtue. Now imagine if they entered a cafe, conversed with a few people, and after a few minutes emerged and immediately whispered the following: “There is none in that space with whom I can forge a friendship”.
That would be a crushing indictment about the condition of the people populating the cafe, right? For if a pure-hearted person cannot see the possibility of a friendship, then you know their condition is base. Now hold that picture, and consider the following statement about mankind (Luke 9:58):
“And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of Man hath not where to lay His head.”
If you let that sink in, the implications are devastating for us human beings. For it implies the proper soil does not exist in the souls of man that is suitable for the upbuilding according to the Divine Will. The soil is covered by a dense layer of concrete that must first be severely broken, so that the newly liberated soil underneath, hardened overtime through misuse, can then be subjected to a relentless tilling until it is made arable enough for planting the bed of roses where the Son of Man can then “lay His Head”.
There are three stages to this process 1) the demolition Hammer of experiences meant to smash the concrete of misconceptions overlaying the soil; 2) the harrow that is meant to till, clear up, and level out the hardened soil; 3) the planting of new seeds of virtue on the newly made arable soil.
Consequently, we can undertake this inner change voluntarily and joyfully, or be compelled through events to make it sorrowfully. We can make the change, or the change can make us. But either way, change will be made. The person who looks closely within himself today and then looks without at developing events will know this inevitable operation is already underway.
~Ikenna Q Ezealah