‘Living is being born slowly. It would be a little too easy if we could borrow ready-made souls.’
 ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery
It would be easier to assign the hard work to someone else, to let another do the living and soul-birthing for us. But it’s in this long and painful process that we come alive, to become exactly who and what we are meant to be. 
This slow birth feels like it stretches from here to eternity, and I think it does. I find that too often my soul wants to go the way of the flesh, when it should be gestating and birthed in the spirit. It’s in this wrestling of spirit and flesh that we meet grace. And grace is where the living really begins. 
Wishing you much grace for your birth-weary souls today.