Thought Directory

Monday, January 3, 2011

The Wisdom of Want

And it's endless arguments....

Greetings, classmates, I welcome you once again to my blog.
Today we broach a special subject, a subject that has been nagging at me. Is there wisdom in want? It would be foolish to say there wasn't. There's a want to be perfect, I want to do right by G-d, and so on and so forth. So yes, there IS wisdom in want to a certain degree. There are a few things that can tarnish the cleanness of want and they are: passion, ambition, greed, selfishness, etc. It's easy to let those things ruin the good in want. I was talking to my mother, earlier, about a book I just finished, The Legend of King Arthur and his Knights. We were discussing how it was not Sir Modred whom wrought the destruction of King Arthur, but it was his wife, Queen Guinevere. Her greed, passion, and selfishness led her to seduce Sir Lancelot. Not out of love for him, but simple fancy and because she sought the one thing that can be the down fall of us all: Passion.
Modred used this against King Arthur which in turn led King Arthur to his doom. Now, not to completely blame Guinevere, for Lancelot was also party to this insolence, though not as much as she. He did not have to succumb, and he did many acts of honor not for G-d, but for her, which was very wrong. In the end they both went into nunnery, and monk-hood, respectively, and died terrible deaths. The moral of this story is: don't give into want, if it's led only by passion and greed, or selfishness, but do what's right for the glory of the L-rd. Wanting to do what's right for Him is a very, very good thing. But what about acting?
That is a subject to scope at a later time, for wanting is the first step of action.

Your friend, classmate, comrade, and fellow follower of G-d,

No comments:

Post a Comment