we see through a glass, darkly




I often think I know what is best for me and for my family. I think I know myself quite well. Many times I do a decent job mapping my course. I can lead. I can follow.

But I become, at the same time, excited and terrified when I think that some day I will really know myself. There will be a time when I will stop learning things in part and start learning things in whole. I will have a mirror turned around and find myself staring into it.

This life is a time to taste but not fully devour real understanding. I bite. I swallow. Sometimes I choke.

For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

1 Corinthians 13:12



6 comments

Heidi Ashworth | November 10, 2008 at 7:40 PM

Ooh, goose bumps! You really have a talent for looking at things in new ways. I love it!

Juliana | November 10, 2008 at 8:47 PM

Well said. I'm so glad I read your blog. :)

Marivic_Little GrumpyAngel | November 10, 2008 at 9:30 PM

Wow. This is intense. I really have not thought about the time when I will know myself completely. I hope I 'd like the person staring back at me.

Beautiful post. As usual.

Kazzy, you seriously deserve the Blog Academy Award I was passing on. You should grab it. But if you don't like "awards" I totally get it.

LisAway | November 11, 2008 at 1:40 AM

Oh, this is very interesting. I often think about the day that I will know all truth. I like to think about truth in the sense of history (I think/hope our knowledge at some point will be the kind where it's almost like we were there, or we can actually BE there, everywhere, in all times) meeting people/knowing everyone, understanding how things work and the creation. The list goes on and on. I'm not really sure that that's exactly how it will happen, but when you're perfect, doesn't it mean you'll have a perfect knowledge? Of everything?

Even in all my thinking I haven't really considered what you are presenting in this post. I'm sure the MOST important things that we will "see" will be ourselves and others as our Father sees us. INTERESTING!! I probably don't think enough about myself and my motivations, strengths and weaknesses. I know I will be surprised. I hope not too disappointed, though.

Heather | November 12, 2008 at 7:20 AM

Hi, I saw your comment on Lisaway's blog and thought I would check yours out. That was deep. Cool. I have been thinking lately as I have been reading a lot of LDS women's blogs that while everyone talks about kids and funny things and makes references to church stuff not enough get into the real spiritual side of things, that I am sure is present in everyone's lives. Like don't we all have familiar verses floating through our heads that related to day to day stuff. Thank you for sharing you connection.

Miss Brandy | November 14, 2008 at 10:52 AM

AAAHH! I'm not sure I want to know. At least not yet!