Probably. Maybe. No. I have no idea. Yes.
I feel naïve sometimes. Especially when I answer these sorts of questions.
“why did you decide to stay in Yakima.”
“Oh, so you live downtown?”
“well, kind of.”
“Why would you choose to live in that part of town?”
“I feel called to…”
“Why decide to become a vegetarian.”
“I felt convicted”
I get these questions quite a bit. If I am being 100% truthful I usually don’t answer the questions like this. My go to answer is “well, it’s kind of a long story.” I am afraid how others might see me. I don’t want people to see me as being naïve or foolish.
Maybe I am naïve. But I don’t really think so. I mean I do what I believe it right. I don’t to it rashly and it is really what I believe I should do.
And really, if I’m wrong what the worst that will happen? Sure my car was stolen. That sucked, hardcore, but really that isn’t even close to the worst.
I am blessed beyond compare with my family and friends that live here (I’m also blessed by my far-away friends… love you Kaitlin and PortlandSarah!) So I’m not concerned by what could happen. Which then leads me back to thinking I am far too naïve for my own good.
So naïve or not? Who knows.
I’ll leave you with a quote from Walking on Water by Madeleine L’Engle (one of my favorites.) I don’t know how well I really live this out. But I try and when I feel like I am succeeding it makes me feel naïve again…
"it means to live in such a way that one's
life would not make sense if God did not exist"