I passed by a house the other day on my way to town. On the window sill, I saw a cuptoothbrushes, which were inside that house. An adjacent window had been painted,what was on the inside couldn’t be seen by us outsiders. I thought, that for privacy’s sake, the former window should also have been painted, you know, at least the lowermost pane next to the sill.
Then another thought crossed my mind, that painting by itself wasn’t enough. It had to be done in a smart way. When done from the outside, the outsiders could scrape it offstill see the inside. But, if done from the inside, we outsiders absolutely couldn’t interfere with it,wouldn’t see the inside.
I thought about what kind of insulation we need, especially regarding our characteridentity. We need security from the inside, assurance from things internal, that become part of us,therefore eternal. Make updressingpossessions are a good cover-up, but when stripped away, nothing of you remains. But when you have these, faith, hopelove, these three remains, they out-last timeand can’t be stripped away from you.