i think if you had to sum up our whole existence
if you had to sum up this whole STORY in 1 word
it would be renown.
renown is not a Question of "if" but of "when" & "how".
i think the reason for the sky & trees & clouds & fish & bushes & mountains & oceans & galaxies & polar bears & stars & all that we see and experience is 1 renown.
that 1 renown is the whole reason for it all. it's the point.
for us to say "wow." & "Whoever made that must be flippin amazing."
so our stories (lives) exist for 1 renown too. that's the only reason we even have a story.
but, we also hijack our stories for our own "renown" and different "renowns".
[& i use "renown" in quotations because it's not real. renown is literally unending fame & there's only 1 of those.]
"Renown" for our name.
for our company's name.
our team's name.
for our country - (wherever we may live).
but all of this "Steals" renown from the 1 ultimate renown that is the whole point of everything.
as if - because we can't ultimately "steal" renown (or else it wouldn't truly be renown), but we just trick ourselves into thinking we can steal some. but all we're really doing is robbing others (and ourselves) of joy, satisfaction, and the amazing, fulfilling lives we were meant to live.
that's all we're doing any time we direct anyone's attention away from the 1 renown that matters onto any other fake, wannabe "renown".
we're screwing people over.
because actually there is only 1 true renown. all other attempts don't live up. the fame ends at death... or 100 years after they're gone. OR (if you can call making it into the history books "renown") maybe it sticks for even 1,000 years or 2,000 years? but then the clapping ends and the fame stops.
but the 1 real renown doesn't even slow down... it just gains momentum.
what is renown if we had to sum it up? it's God's glory & His Name. that's the epitome of renown.
we only even know what renown is because we understand it through God's fame. He's pretty much as famous as it gets.
should be a pic of God next to renown in the encyclopedia... just to clarify for everybody.
or at least on wikipedia. maybe one of you can help us out with that?